This exclusive development of 14 one and two-bedroom apartments sits on the prestigious, Chewton Farm Road in Christchurch, right on the Hampshire and Dorset border.

Nestled on the outskirts of Highcliffe, the local beaches and amenities are all within close proximity. Bordeaux epitomises luxurious living with perfect positioning to enjoy both the countryside and coastal location. Christchurch, Brockenhurst and the picturesque seaside town of Lymington are all close by and ready to explore.

With the New Forest on your doorstep, the beach a short stroll away, and plenty of local amenities such as The Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, numerous pubs, restaurants and shops, Bordeaux really is the perfect place to live!

Bordeaux features high-quality, modern interiors, synonymous with all Fortitudo homes.

Housing market shows early signs of upturn

The latest Property Watch report from e.surv shows the UK housing market has exhibited surprising resilience in the early months of 2024, driven by pent-up demand, favourable mortgage rates, and improving buyer sentiment.

Step into the epitome of elegance.

Behold the grand unveiling of our latest luxury masterpiece, where every corner whispers opulence and every detail echoes perfection.

Exclusive. Elusive. This is not just a home; it’s a statement.

Coming soon!

For more details head to our website or call

01202 233279

UK house prices rise for fourth consecutive month, says Halifax

UK house prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in January to their highest level since October 2022, adding to signs of stabilisation in the property market as mortgage rates ease.

Save the date! 24th and 25th of February 2024 between 11 am and 3 pm

Step into the epitome of elegance at our exclusive Show Home event.

Discover the future of luxury living as we unveil our latest masterpiece.

Join us for an unforgettable experience where sophistication meets innovation.

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Reserve at Bordeaux, Highcliffe before 31st August 2023 and receive 2 years energy and council tax costs covered by Fortitudo.

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Fortitudo Limited are excited to announce a new partnership with Smas Worksafe (Safety Management Advisory Services).

Smas Worksafe, specialise in Health and Safety (H&S) accreditation, that allows organisations like ourselves, to demonstrate that we are H&S compliant. This helps gives organisations that work with us piece of mind on having a safe workplace and gives them the extra confidence in doing business with us.

Ricky Couding, Head of Commercial at Smas Worksafe commented: “We’re so proud to be the SSIP scheme of choice for all of Fortitudo. Their focus on safe, sustainable and quality home building aligns perfectly with our philosophy of creating Health & Safety excellence in the world of construction. We’re excited to start on this journey with them.”

Here at Fortitudo, we promise to always deliver the best quality design and build, which is why we always make sure we work with the best and provide the best and safest workplaces for everyone.

We are excited to announce that we have submitted an application for a new drive-thru development in Barrack Road, Christchurch!

In the meantime, why don’t you take a look at our upcoming developments? Click HERE.

Progress update for Churchill Business Park!

The construction is really coming together! In fact, Block A’s flooring has been poured and waiting to be completely set and dry! Next week the dividing walls will be added in!

Are looking to start or even expand your business and need a unit, then book a viewing today:

The TITAN Property Awards program recognizes, celebrates, and honors the highest levels of achievement in property development, interior design, architecture, landscape design, real estate, and marketing, focusing on ergonomics, innovativeness, living standards, originality, and sustainability. In the awards, each professional from the real estate industry possesses a stage that continues to shine a spotlight onto their work for both country and environment.

For the 2023 awards, Richard Carr successfully won the TITAN Gold award of the competition. Fortitudo Limited created this pivotal piece which brought him this creditable triumph.

Corsica is truly a masterpiece, with historical recognition to the Martello Towers, it has its own story and characteristics! Which is why I am honoured that it has been recognised for its innovative interior and exterior designs. A huge thank you to the judges for allowing us to achieve the TITAN Gold Award.” Richard Carr, CEO

“It is with great pleasure that we honor the exceptional winners of the TITAN Property Awards, whose innovative and dynamic contributions have set a new benchmark for excellence in the industry.” claimed Thomas Brandt, the spokesperson for IAA. “These visionary winners inspire and empower all of us to ascend the property industry with dedication to excellence, representing TITANs that the jurors sought after.”

The TITAN Property Awards expresses its pride in honoring the very best in property excellence, alongside a group of distinguished industry leaders to serve as honorary jurors for its latest season. The jurors, including Tiago do Vale (Portugal), Lichen Ding (China), Brian Hoehl (Netherlands), Kourosh Salehi (United Arab Emirates), Yan Hongfei (China), and others, oversee the entire evaluation process to ensure that the highest standards are maintained and impartial, blind judging is enforced.

“Join me in celebrating the TITAN winners, who inspire excellence in the entirety of the property community, as their global recognition benefits both past and present winners through increased industry awareness and consumer trust.” said Thomas. “Let us look towards the horizon of the property industry’s future with enthusiasm, anticipation, and a firm commitment to innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity, knowing that the best is yet to come.”

Please click here to view Corsica, Martello on the the dedicated Winner’s Page.





This week has seen the resubmission of the planning application for the redevelopment of the FJB Hotels in Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs. Following the special committee meeting on the 13th of July 2022, Fortitudo have addressed the concerns over wave-over topping and the perceived flood risk at the Haven Hotel site and have provided updated reports and information within the new application.


With the newly gathered data, Fortitudo hope that the issues raised by the planning committee last year will be satisfied and the development can be approved.


Richard Carr, CEO of Fortitudo, has worked very closely on the proposed development and has said, ‘The granting of this application will bring about the regeneration of the coastline and the tourism offering in Poole with 2 new, high specification hotels with world class amenities as well as a state-of-the-art residential development on the Haven Hotel site. All three proposed buildings will comply with Fortitudo’s new ‘Carbon Negative’ initiative in their demolition, construction and operation, replacing older, less energy efficient buildings. The development will be a great benefit also to the local population as many of the amenities will be open to them including much-needed, new restaurants and spa facilities.’

CEO, Richard Carr, has set a goal for the team at Fortitudo to move the Company away from the mindset of Carbon Neutral and move developments to a Carbon Negative footing.

‘We in the development Industry are consistently being reminded of embedded carbon in buildings that we wish to demolish, so we have started this new journey. This is the latest part of our Carbon journey after stopping installing gas boilers in 2017.’

During the demolition phase of Fortitudo’s latest development, Merchants Quarter, large efforts have been made to reduce the scheme’s carbon footprint, focussing on embedded carbon.

Embedded carbon is the carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole lifecycle of a building or infrastructure. With this in mind, a careful and considered demolition process has allowed for the reclamation and reuse of a number of materials that formerly made up the Trethowans office on Longfleet Road in the Centre of Poole. At present, over 300,000 bricks have been cleaned of lyme mortar and are available for reuse, fireplaces throughout the building have been reclaimed and roof slates have been hand removed and are ready to be used on other projects.

Fortitudo have always had a focus on the operational carbon of their homes, the carbon that comes from energy, heat, lighting, etc, with the installation of air source heat pumps, EV charging points, solar panels and sustainable urban drainage systems across their developments, but a more considered approach to demolition is a huge stride towards a carbon negative development.

Reserve you Churchill Business Park Commercial, Magna Road unit…now!

After being not only Internationally recognised but taking first place at the International Property Awards for “Best International Commercial and Manufacturing Development”; Churchill Business Park is now on the market and ready for reservations!

With 48 brand new industrial warehouse units available and ready for occupation in Q4 2023. Churchill Business Park units range from 1,501 sq ft – 22,560 sq ft and span over 2 floors each. Starting at £325,000, all units come with parking and the Canford Magna location makes it incredibly easy, with central access to the surrounding areas such as: Poole, Parkstone, Wimborne Minister, Ferndown, Winton, Broadstone, Lytchett Matravers and Bournemouth.

Reserve your unit now by making reservations online. Click your desired unit and follow through to the reservation form. Equally please contact us with any questions by calling 01202 233279 or email us on


The Savoy Hotel, London hosted the International Property Awards last night, in which Fortitudo were shortlisted for a number of awards.

Corsica was crowned Europe’s Best Apartment, beating impressive entries from Turkey, Greece and Spain to the top spot.

Churchill Business Park was also crowned the best in Europe for Commercial and Manufacturing Development as well as taking home the highest accolade in the category and being named the World’s Best Development in its field.

Fortitudo CEO Richard Carr described the international recognition as ‘thrilling’ upon hearing the news of the success.

Thank you to The International Property Awards for such a memorable evening!

To continue our series of introducing the key sites of 2023, we present Wallace House…

Arranged in two buildings, comprising 4 floors, Wallace House will be home to 12 luxury two-bedroom apartments. Situated in a sylvan setting, the properties will benefit from communal and private outdoor space as well as parking for each home.

The interior of the apartments are as tranquil as the exterior, with luxury fitted kitchens and bathrooms, accompanying a neutral, calming colour scheme, these apartments are perfect for anyone who seeks a luxury and peaceful lifestyle.

Please contact us for further information.

Today at the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole planning committee meeting, Fortitudo secured a resounding outline approval for the development on Glen Fern Road.
The scheme was valiantly supported by the Bournemouth BID, Ward Councillor Mike Greene and Fortitudo CEO Richard Carr, overturning the planning officer’s recommendation for refusal and paving the way for an 8 votes to 5 success, in favour of granting the development permission.
The approved scheme will bring forward 494 new homes to the centre of Bournemouth as well as a wide range of leisure facilities and a new 104 bedroom hotel. Richard Carr, CEO of Fortitudo said, “This is a pivotal moment in our journey to regenerate Bournemouth town centre. The next milestone for Fortitudo and our joint venture partner, Interceptor Opportunities Limited, is to get this delivered.”
During the debate amongst councillors, the scheme was called ‘a lifeline’ as well as being likened to the ‘Sydney Opera House’, with many labelling the scheme ‘iconic’ and highlighting its ability to become a focal point of the town.

Ever wondered just how close Vespasian is to the waters of Poole Harbour, Dorset?

We strolled from the site entrance right to the edge of the Quay and it took no time at all to cover the 60 metres!

Our show home and sales suite is now open and taking bookings!

Vespasian, East Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1FG

Please contact us on:

01202 233279


Construction pushing on at Churchill Business Park, despite the mud!

Our development of 48 commercial/industrial units is on track and ready for occupation later this year!

With prices from £325,000, the units present a brilliant opportunity for businesses to expand, branch out or relocate close to the arterial roads for the area.

SIPPs and SSAS purchase options available – contact: 01202 233279 or


We are incredibly excited to welcome in the New Year with some impressive developments on the horizon.

Following on from the success that 2022 brought us, we are looking forward to bringing you more cutting-edge and record-breaking developments throughout 2023. From the pinnacle of luxury in Sandbanks to tree-lined avenues in Broadstone and cosmopolitan living in both Poole and Bournemouth town centres.

These are just a snippet of what is to come from Fortitudo over the next 12 months, always with the focus on building high-quality homes across the most desirable locations on the South Coast of England.

Following our success at this year’s UK Property Awards, scooping 10 accolades, Fortitudo are delighted to announce that we have also won 2 top awards on the European stage.

Corsica, Martello Park, Poole has won Best Apartment/Condominium in Europe, beating 9 other entries across the UK and Europe. Churchill Business Park, Magna Road, Poole has won Best Commercial/Manufacturing Development in Europe, coming out on top against rival developments across the UK and Europe.

The awards ceremony takes place on February 2nd 2023 at The Savoy Hotel, London, where there will be an opportunity to take home the World’s Best titles for both developments. Fortitudo CEO, Richard Carr said,’ I am truly delighted to have achieved this accolade and it makes all the hard work by the team at Fortitudo worthwhile’.

Fortitudo has seen the commencement of works at their most recent commercial development, Churchill Business Park this week with groundworks company Gracelands on site.

The site was acquired in February 2022 and suffered a setback when the original contractor, Woodmace, entered administration.

The news of activity on site is welcome and shows that despite perceived market conditions, the introduction of 48 brand-new, light industrial units has proven very popular amongst purchasers, with Fortitudo seeing more than 30% of Phase 1 already reserved or exchanged. Located on Magna Road, the site gives easy access to the area’s main arterial roads and is due to be built by Autumn 2024.

Please contact Fortitudo at 01202 233279 or for further information.

We are very proud to have won numerous awards this year at the United Kingdom Property Awards – an excellent achievement for Fortitudo:

  • Apartment/Condominium, for Dorset with Corsica
  • Commercial & Manufacturing Development, for Dorset with Churchill Business Park
  • Commercial & Manufacturing Development, for Somerset with Artillery 88
  • Developer Website, for the United Kingdom
  • Residential Development 10- 19 Units, for Dorset with Bordeaux
  • Residential Development 2-9 Units, for Dorset with Salterns Way
  • Residential Development 20+ Units, for Dorset with Merchants Quarter
  • Residential Renovation / Redevelopment, for Dorset with Vespasian

The regeneration of Poole continues after our recent approval at the former Trethowans office on Parkstone Road. Fortitudo will deliver a further 118 homes on the site with construction envisaged to begin in September of this year. Merchants Quarter will consist of one and two bedroom homes with far reaching views over Poole Park.

We’ve had a busy week here at Fortitudo, we’re pleased to share that we have completed on another great site. We are proud to introduce 15 Saltern’s Way in Poole, an astonishing coastal location with views over Saltern’s Marina and Poole Harbour, the site will be developed into three beautiful houses.

We are happy to announce that Fortitudo has completed the purchase on 3.6 acres of industrial land at Magna Park, Bournemouth. Building work will start imminently to create 48 new industrial units.

We’ve had a smashing 2021 with planning granted on 143 units and planning submitted for a further 796 units. During 2021 Foritudo has exchanged on 10 sites with a further 9 sites currently in legals set to deliver 220 units.

2022 is already looking like another huge year!

We are happy to have secured planning for 48 industrial/business units in Magna Park, off Magna Road, Poole. Our second successful industrial site will start construction in early 2022.

It was great to see the under 9’s at Stars Football Academy in their Fortitudo sponsored kits this weekend! Well done boys, a courageous and motivated team. We were also lucky enough to take a shirt back to the office to proudly display on our wall.

Fortitudo sweep the Property Awards by taking 5 honours, winning in every category they entered.  The winning entries included;

– Residential Development, for Dorset given to Vespasian, Corsica and The Cross in Poole

– Residential Interior Show Home, for South West given to The Grove in Kings Worthy

Blackbird Homes Limited, Fortitudo’s sister company that specialises in smaller, more boutique developments has also won an award in the category of:

– Residential Renovation/Redevelopment, for Dorset with Wilson Court in Poole

Jon has joined the Fortitudo team as Quantity Surveyor. He brings with him over 6 years of experience and will be responsible for the cost management across our developments. He will liaise with contractors and consultants to ensure budgets are kept.

In the final installment of our FJB series Richard Carr discusses how the three developments will improve amenities around the Sandbanks area, benefiting both visitors and residents. These changes hope to restore Sandbanks’ former character.

This week our CEO, Richard Carr, would like to talk about the benefits of redeveloping the three Sandbanks peninsular hotels and the positive effects this will have on the environment. Any queries or comments please contact

Fortitudo’s planning application for the peninsula hotels in Sandbanks, owned by the FJB Group, is edging closer. Here our CEO, Richard Carr, gives an overview of why this should happen. We will be posting further videos over the next couple of weeks, about improvements to the environment and the amenities that this will bring to the area, and all those who live in it. Any queries or comments please contact

Fortitudo has made some changes to the team structure. We are delighted to announce that,

  • George Mellery-Pratt is now Managing Director
  • Giles Allen is now Commercial Director
  • Ethan Brighton is now Development Director