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


We would like to let local residents and businesses know a little bit more about us and our plans for this important building in the heart of Southsea. Further information about our plans for Southsea, which are still at a preliminary stage, will be on show at our forthcoming exhibition:

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

On: Monday 25th February 2019

Between: 4pm to 7.45pm

Please come along to meet us and find out more about our plans.

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

We hope you can attend our forthcoming exhibition, where we will have feedback forms available. However, if you are unable to attend our exhibition our preliminary plans will be available for local people to view and comment on via the proposals page from 25th February 2019.

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.