Work on Waterlooville's Wellington Way begins as builders start to add residential units above shops.

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Work has begun to revamp a section of Waterlooville’s town centre after plans were approved to add residential units on top of shops.

Work has begun in Waterlooville's Wellington Way with residential units being added above the retails unitsWork has begun in Waterlooville's Wellington Way with residential units being added above the retails units
Work has begun in Waterlooville's Wellington Way with residential units being added above the retails units | Joe Williams

Workers have erected scaffolding in Wellington Way as Waterlooville's revamp begins. The commercial hub has been largely empty for a number of years but the addition of residential units above the commercial units was approved by Havant Borough Council late last year.

The addition of residential units is seen as one of the key aspects to encourage more people to visit the town centre.The addition of residential units is seen as one of the key aspects to encourage more people to visit the town centre.
The addition of residential units is seen as one of the key aspects to encourage more people to visit the town centre. | Joe Williams
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The commercial units will also be renovated as part of the process. Waterlooville has been in the national spotlight recently with a Telegraph article listing it as an example of the decline of the high street. The commencement of these works as well as the masterplan could signify a turning point for the high street.

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