Welcome to our dedicated website for our regeneration and redevelopment plans for the Knight & Lee building, Southsea.


THAT Group is a privately-owned property company, who specialise in developing primarily mixed-use schemes. The company delivered the multi-million pound, hotel-led landmark regeneration project at Terrace Mount, Bournemouth, which delivered the flagship Hilton Hotel back to Bournemouth. THAT Group is currently bringing forward mixed-use regeneration projects in Torquay (Hilton Hotel/offices), Portsmouth City Centre (Hilton hotel scheme/Zurich car park) and Bournemouth (The Echo Building, Grade II Listed).

THAT Group recognises the importance of community involvement and is committed to working closely with local councils, partnerships and residents when looking to bring forward and develop its plans. Further details about us and what we do can be found at www.thatgroup.co.uk


Following our initial public exhibition in February 2019, we have carefully considered the local feedback received and we are pleased to advise that our ambitious plans to regenerate the Knight & Lee building with a mix of exciting new uses have continued to progress and, where possible, incorporated the comments received.

We felt it was important to update the local community and provide another opportunity for residents and stakeholders to meet our project team and find out more about these latest plans before we submit a planning application to Portsmouth City Council. We therefore held a Second Public Exhibition:

At: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3QQ

On: Monday 29th April 2019

Between: 4pm to 7pm

If you were unable to attend this meeting, the display materials shown at this event are available to view here.

Contacting us

If you would like to get in touch with us or if you have a query about our plans at this stage, please let know and contact us via the contact us page. Alternatively you can call us on 0800 298 7040 (during office hours, Mon – Fri) and ask to speak to Simon, Hannah or Sam.

Letting us know what you think

If you would like to leave feedback on our latest plans to regenerate the Knight & Lee building, please provide us with your comments before 13th May 2019. You can do this by calling us on 0800 298 7040 or via our contact us page.

Progressing our plans

Following the public exhibition, we will carefully consider and review the local feedback we receive. We will then progress our plans further before we submit a full planning application to Portsmouth City Council. We will ensure the local community is kept fully updated about our plans for Southsea and this website will continue to be updated over the coming months, including when we submit a full planning application to Portsmouth City Council.