Portland: £25m Ocean View homes project makes progress

Work is due to begin on the second phase of the landmark Ocean Views development to build 348 new homes on Portland in Dorset.

Landowner the Comer Group and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council have been working closely together to take the £25 million project forward.

The Comer Group has already redeveloped one of two former naval accommodation blocks at the site in Castletown with 206 flats in its Atlantic House scheme.

Now developer Fulca, a Comer Group company, is set to transform the remaining building into 157 apartments.

It will also develop 191 new build homes at the rear of the Dorset site. The company is investing more than £25m into the project.

The progress comes after a planning application to alter some elements of the internal layout, façade and balconies gained consent from the council.

It also follows a successful preliminary bid through the council’s Opening Doors programme seeking £2.8m of Government Housing Infrastructure Funding (HIF) money for land stabilisation work at the site.

With the 157 apartments in the former naval block and the 191 new-build properties, the new developments will result in 348 new homes.