Plans to turn Portsmouth Foyer into flats

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NEIGHBOURS are being invited to look at an exhibition of plans to turn a former home for vulnerable young people into flats.

Housing association First Wessex wants to convert Portsmouth Foyer, in Edinburgh Road, Landport, because it has fallen into disrepair and can no longer be lived in.

A new home for the residents, aged 16 to 25, is being built in Greetham Street, Southsea, and the work will be finished next month.

The plans for Portsmouth Foyer’s former site, which will be presented at St John’s Cathedral Discovery Centre on Tuesday, October 2 between 2pm and 7pm, include 45 flats for rent and a shop.

Hazel Warwick, asset management director at First Wessex, said: ‘We are delighted to display the proposed plans to regenerate the old Foyer building and hope to lead the way with the regeneration of this part of the city.’