Future Southampton

City of Opportunity

Southampton is recognised as a city that is really going places; a city of opportunity.
The city has a vision. A vision that once completed will bring £3 billion of investment, create 24,000 jobs and bring 5,000 new homes to the city by 2030 – and with £1.9 billion of investment committed or in the pipeline and a further £1 billion of additional investment, the city is achieving great things.
Southampton's city centre continues to undergo significant and ambitious transformation.  The City Centre Master Plan that illustrates potential developments and urban design concepts and guidelines was launched in 2012. It gives businesses and investors the confidence that Southampton's ambition is matched by a clear vision and ability to deliver.
Southampton’s relationship with the sea is long and prosperous and past and present plans will ensure this continues with proposed waterfront developments alongside other developments reconnecting the city centre to the waterfront. There’s commitment to enhance the urban experiences of residents, businesses and visitors as the city grows economically and culturally.
It's an exciting time to be part of Southampton.

Looking for Commercial Property?

Information on commercial properties to rent or buy, including council owned property, can be found on the on-line commercial property database.


Need Help? Get in Touch

The team of experts at Southampton City Council are there to help businesses to invest and / or relocate to the city.
By working as a key partner with project teams, Southampton City Council can provide information and a comprehensive package of support. One call unlocks access to a network of skills, knowledge and assistance, resulting in a co-ordinated, tailored response to enquiries.
Want to be part of Southampton’s success story? Discover more about the city's ambitions and the opportunities available by getting in touch:
Jeff Walters
Economic Development Manager
Southampton City Council
Tel: 023 8083 2256
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