The application, if given the go-ahead, will see an investment of nearly £100m and the creation of 280 jobs.
The redundant 1980s shopping centre will be demolished and the site will be transformed into a vibrant quarter offering new boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants.
The proposals, designed by architects Corstorphine & Wright, include plans for apartments and student accommodation and provide routes through the site connecting the Bargate to Debenhams creating a lively neighbourhood in the heart of the city.
Cllr Simon Letts, leader of Southampton City Council said: “I’m delighted to see proposals for the redevelopment of this area of the city submitted; not only will it bring jobs and homes but it will open up a hidden section of the city walls and create a pedestrian link between our great Victorian parks and the Bargate. I hope to see work start on the project next year.”
The historic town walls, which have been hidden for the past 30 years, will be a key feature of the new development.
With pathways, kiosks and outdoor seating lining the wall local residents and visitors to the city will be able to enjoy this historic setting.
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