We don’t want to lose the essence of what makes the Alton Estate unique. The Masterplan draws on the existing character of the area, to strengthen, and not replace its existing qualities. It is imagined as two distinct but interlinking neighbourhoods connected by a revitalised Danebury Avenue - the Parkland Quarter and the Urban Quarter.
The Urban Quarter is a network of city streets and public spaces. These come together at the new Village Square, the key community space within the Masterplan and the gateway into Alton West.
The Parkland Quarter is centred around the existing Downshire Field where park and playspace improvements will be sensitively integrated. A new community hub at Portswood Place will bring new activity and purpose to the centre of Alton West.
Our plans have been guided by what's best for local people from the outset. Here are some of the ways the regeneration of the Alton will benefit the community.