VIVID, one of the largest housing associations in the south, is inviting members of the public to help name its new development at Tipner East and shape Portsmouth’s history.
Sitting in a prominent position overlooking Tipner Lake at the entrance to Portsmouth, VIVID’s proposed development aims to create a new thriving residential community which could deliver between 750-850 much needed high-quality homes for the city including homes for affordable tenures. The proposals also include enhancements to the waterfront promenade for all residents to enjoy and improvements to the connectivity from the north of Portsmouth to the rest of the city.
The organisation wants to engage the community in helping decide a name for this new neighbourhood, one that honours the historical nature of the site and has close ties with Portsmouth. A shortlist of names will be displayed at the next public consultation event which will be held at The Mountbatten Centre in the summer.
Mike Shepherd, Group Development & New Business Director at VIVID said; “The name of the site is important because it gives a sense of identity and place. This site is particularly iconic for Portsmouth as it sits as part of the gateway into the city and has a rich naval history. During our public consultation event earlier this year, members of the community spoke about how they wanted the development to honour its heritage. Instead of us deciding on a name we wanted to open it up to the public and hear their suggestions, so they continue to be a part of the site’s future.”
To offer your ideas for a name for this exciting development, visit the website at www.tipnereast.co.uk