It’s hard to believe, but it is 15 years since the lifestyle complex which changed the face of Portsmouth opened.
Gunwharf Quays pulled back its shutters on February 28, 2001, with its plethora of shops, restaurants, bars, night club, multi-screen cinema and bowling alley.
It would be another four years before the Spinnaker Tower took its first paying visitors, but Gunwharf had already transformed the city.
Celebrations marking the anniversary begin next Monday, but before then it is worth remembering what was on those 33 acres of waterfront land through which there had never been any public access.
The site, known as Gunwharf, had once been used to store ammunition. Then it became HMS Vernon, but when the Ministry of Defence declared it surplus to requirements it closed in 1995.
The redevelopment of the site took six years in what was the biggest building project in the city since the end of the Second World War.