The construction and life of Portsmouth’s Cascades in 25 historic photos

Cascades shopping centre turns 30 later this month and we’ve taken a trip down memory lane.

Friday, 13th September 2019, 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Cascades
Portsmouth Cascades

Here are some of the best photos from the centre’s history - including its construction between 1987 and 1989, and its grand opening three decades ago this month.

An early design of Portsmouth Cascades
Early construction work on Portsmouth Cascades

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Construction of Portsmouth Cascades in January 1988
Scaffolding in Portsmouth Cascades in January 1988
Scaffolding on Portsmouth Cascades in January 1988
Portsmouth Cascades in September 1989
Royal Marines guard of honour at Portsmouth Cascades official opening in September 1989
Opening of Portsmouth Cascades in September 1989
Portsmouth Cascades in September 1989
Portsmouth Cascades in September 1989
Portsmouth Cascades in September 1989
Portsmouth Cascades in July 1990
Portsmouth Cascades in July 1990
The Body Shop in November 1990
Tie Rack in November 1990
Ratners in December 1990
Portsmouth Cascades in December 1990
Portsmouth Cascades in December 1990
Woolworths in December 1990
BHS in January 1991
Shoppers in Portsmouth Cascades in March 1993
Virgin Games Centre in November 1993
Portsmouth Cascades in October 1995
Portsmouth Cascades in December 1995
Portsmouth Cascades in December 1990