Final stage of Rowner demolition starts

Kate Tame and Cllr Roger Price next to the current First World War  plaque inside St Mary's Church in Portchester Castle. 

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The demolition of the final part of the Rowner estate started today.

The precinct is being cleared to make way for the final phase of the Gosport estate’s regeneration.

A huge multi-million pound project is building 622 homes at the site and today’s demolition work frees up space for new homes.

Hazel Warwick deputy chief executive of First Wessex and spokesperson for the Rowner Renewal Partnership.

She said: ‘Today is the moment that everyone has been longing to see – for us to start to tear down the high rise buildings that have dominated the landscape for the past fifty-odd years.

‘First Wessex residents and private home owners in the area will be pleased to see us start on this final phase.’

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