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Portsmouth is changing fast, and more change is on the way, bringing more growth and prosperity for local people.

Redevelopment and regeneration

Portsmouth has an extensive retail offering which includes the City Centre, Southsea, Gunwharf Quays and numerous district centres. Its portfolio will be extended further with proposals for the Northern Quarter and the significant changes and development planned to transform the city centre into the economic, social and cultural focus of Portsmouth and the wider southeast Hampshire area.

This page gives useful links and information relevant to businesses in the retail sector, including to new retail developments

For more information, email

Within the waterfront city of Portsmouth is stylish Southsea, a distinctly different shopping and leisure experience with a wide range of specialist shops and international cuisines.

Its unique character sets it apart, with a harmonious mix of quality retailers and independent traders. You'll not only find an exciting shopping experience, but also discover the vibrant atmosphere enjoyed in its numerous bars and eateries.

Just a pebble's throw from the beach, the traditional town centre has a healthy balance of shopping and fun. For lifestyle and living, toys to tea, fashion to frivolous gifts you'll find something special in Southsea.

Cosham is a suburb of Portsmouth within the city boundary to the north. It retains a traditional high street feel, with some 200 businesses - a large proportion retail, although specialist service providers have moved into the High Street over recent years, adding to its wealth and diversity as an established secondary shopping centre.

Supporting a wide catchment area, the centre is fed by a railway station and bus interchange, and also has good road links to and from Portsmouth and the surrounding area.

Cosham has a lot to offer. Cosham Business Association is proud to promote what working, living and shopping is really like. Visit the Cosham Business Association on their Facebook page .

For more information, email or phone 07939 142075.

North End is a vibrant local community on the main route into Portsmouth. It boasts a mix of retail outlets and services, coupled with a busy evening and late night economy.

Situated along the main bus corridor and transport route into the city, North End is ideally situated to ensure that the majority of shoppers or commuters pass through it on a regular basis

The Hilsea and North End Business Association works with partner agencies and stakeholders in the area to ensure that North End continues to attract new investment to maximise its potential and the services it provides to the local community and economy.

For more information, email

Links to useful information for the retail sector