10 Year Challenge: How Portsmouth has changed in the last decade

Portsmouth has changed a lot in the last 10 years – and Google Maps has been there to capture the differences.

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 3:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 3:58 pm
Isambard Brunel Road

Have you noticed how much the city has changed in a decade? Or have these pictures taken you by surprise? See them here in our list below:

The building to the right was converted into student flats and was reopened as Chaucer House in 2018.
The development is Unite Students' fifth in Portsmouth and houses 484 student rooms across en suite flats and studios.

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Commercial Road has changed a lot over the last few years, with many of its big name retailers moving out of thew area.
Among the new businesses in this photo are Sprinkles Gelato and Musicroom.
How many of these shops and restaurants do you remember from Albert Road in 2009?
Casa de Castro Cafe and Nine of Pentacles Tattoo are just a couple of the new businesses which have moved in.
The road before the new Somers Town Central community hub was built.
Work finally finished on the £10.8 futuristic-looking building in June 2014.
The Hard before its multi-million pound revamp, which included a new bus station.
In the year after the station opened, in 2017, more than six million people used the new terminal.
London Road in North End has also had its fair share of change over the last decade.
Among the new businesses here are Thorns-Young Architectural and Bargain Booze.