Welcome to the Central South
The UK’s Global Gateway

The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy. It offers a robust, business-friendly environment to reliably expand, trade, and invest.

Welcome to the Talking Central South website, a place for you to explore the latest progress on development in our region, to connect you to others, find investment opportunities, and celebrate your own news with the business community.

This is a hub for coordination between changemakers in the region, our partners span the higher education, business, development and political communities, and can connect you with opportunities in the Central South, the flagship place for you to grow and do business in one of UK’s most ambitious regions.

The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy. It offers a robust, business-friendly environment to reliably expand, trade, and invest.

The Central South is located on the south coast of the UK, less than one hour from London. A global gateway with three large waterfront communities, two National Parks and historic England’s first capital.

It is a region that never stands still, with several major regeneration schemes in Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Our ports and airports connect the UK to the world and our Universities are centers of excellence in innovation and world-class research.

Central South is a gateway to the world’s fifth largest economy and is a world class place to do business. Few regions can match the Central South as a location to live, work, and play. Without doubt, we are the place with ambition, skills and opportunities.

Flagship Projects

Central South at MIPIM 2024

With the arrival of MIPIM 2024, regions across Europe will be converging to showcase their assets and tell their story.

The ethos of Business South is all about working collaboratively for the greater good. Our presence at MIPIM 2024 is evidence of that. We have drawn together a business led consortium to showcase all that is great about our region.

Flagship Projects

Mayflower Quarter, Southampton

One of the largest urban regeneration areas in the UK, the Mayflower Quarter is an investment opportunity placing Southampton on the global stage.

Flagship Projects

Tipner West (Lennox Point), Portsmouth

It will pioneer a new way of living – carless environments with kerbless access – in one of the most ambitious and innovative housing and employment developments the south coast of England has ever seen.

Flagship Projects

Fawley Waterside, New Forest

The Fawley Waterside project aims to transform one of the largest brownfield sites in southern England, which is currently home to the decommissioned Fawley Power Station.

Flagship Projects

Wessex Fields, Bournemouth

A sustainable development featuring a new, cutting-edge MedTech Science Park, to drive innovation, along with around 500 key worker homes.

Connecting you to our Central South Partners