🔑 An elite development of three four-bedroom contemporary homes by Fortitudo in Lilliput, setting new standards in luxury living.

With a choice of balconies or terraces on each floor, the crowning glory is the private roof-top terrace, complete with a hot tub & harbour views adjacent to Salterns Marina.

Please send your enquiries to sales@fortitudoproperty.com or through our website.

📍Salterns Way, Poole


UK mortgage approvals rose more than expected in October, according to official figures published on Wednesday that point to a stabilisation in the property market after a prolonged period of low house sales.

Bank of England data showed that net mortgage approvals for house purchases rose to 47,400 in October from 43,700 in September.

The number was well above economists’ expectations of 45,000 and the highest since July, but about 28 per cent below its level in October 2019, before the pandemic.

Net approvals for remortgaging increased to 23,700 from 20,600 in the same period.

Mortgage approvals provide a timely measure of the housing market’s health, which affects the broader economy via house-related spending and household confidence.

credit: Financial Times

🚨Exciting News! 🚨
Fortitudo is going global at the Luxury Property Show in Shanghai in December 2023! 🌍✨
We are thrilled to announce that our company is expanding its horizons and showcasing our commitment to delivering the best quality design and building globally.
At Fortitudo, we work with the best in the industry, including consultants, designers, planners, property law experts, and development pioneers.
Our network of connections ensures that we can turn your requirements into the home and aspirational lifestyle of your dreams. Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this incredible journey!

Have a Classic Car? Motorcycle? Boat or Jet ski to store throughout the winter months?

Self contained, lockable, private storage with parking available

Please contact storage@fortitudoproperty.com or 01202 233279 for further details

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

These stunning homes are available to purchase with Assisted Move and Part Exchange options.

Call 01202 233279 for more information

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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: sales@fortitudoproperty.com

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 https://thepropertyawards.com/winner-info.php?id=2160 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.’

Exciting announcement!

With the demolition completed, we are pleased to share the construction of the 12 apartments on Upton Way have started!

The homes will be split into two blocks of 6 and named Wallace House and Russel House, in recognition of Alfred Russel Wallace, the world-renowned biologist and explorer!

To find out more, visit: https://fortitudoproperty.com/

Yesterday, Skipton Building Society launched a new, no-deposit mortgage product aimed at those in long-term rent and first-time buyers in an encouraging step to make homeownership more accessible. The product is already proving popular and allows buyer with a good credit history purchase a home deposit free and without a guarantor.

‘We can really see the benefit of this type of product entering the market now that Help to Buy has ended, leaving many renters and first-time buyers with no assistance when buying a home. We have highlighted the point in our marketing previously that, in our area, buying a home is cheaper than renting one. Now, with this product, home ownership is cheaper and more achievable for many people, which can only be a welcome thing.’ Said Jack Newland, Head of Sales at Fortitudo.

Read more:   https://propertyindustryeye.com/the-return-of-no-deposit-mortgages-could-prove-a-lifeline-for-buyers/

Contact us today to find out how we can help you: sales@fortitudoproperty.com

Happy Coronation Day from Fortitudo!

Following on from the success at Churchill Business Park, Poole, we are excited to share that we have recently exchanged contracts and are due to submit a detailed planning application shortly for 76 light Industrial Units in Yate, along the M5 corridor!

More information to follow soon!

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 sales@fortitudoproperty.com


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 sales@fortitudoproperty.com


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 sales@fortitudoproperty.com 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

Fortitudo and Elizabeth Warburton visit Corsica to explore the completed development in stunning Canford Cliffs. Famous for our incredible attention to detail, we are extremely proud of the homes we have created. Quality consistently shines throughout Corsica with Gaggenau appliances, Porcelanosa tiles, and mouth-watering views.

Click here to watch now!

Fortitudo and Elizabeth Warburton revisit Vespasian situated on Poole Harbour to see how the development has progressed. A very alive and active site, individual apartments have been formed, and we take a first look at the kitchen in the show apartment. Click here to watch.

Due to the success of phases 1 and 2 we’re launching phase 3 early!

If you’re interested in owning a luxury apartment, located alongside Poole’s famous waterfront, contact Fortitudo on 01202 233279/sales@fortitudoproperty.com or Savills on 01202 287966/vespasian@savills.com.

Help to Buy is also available. Click here for prices and further information.

We’re excited to be able to share the first look inside Vespasian on Poole Quay with a virtual reality tour. The 64 apartments are light, spacious, and impactful. Click here to look around and find out more.

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.

Last week we celebrated the final floor being added to the structure at Vespasian in Poole Quay with an exciting topping out ceremony. A proud moment for the Fortitudo team, we’re pleased to be one step further in bringing forward an iconic development to Poole Quay’s waterfront.

Click here to learn more.

Elizabeth Warburton interviews CEO, Richard Carr to discover Vespasian, a 64-apartment development with one retail unit. Watch the site emerge with real footage of the successful build sitting right on the waterfront of Poole’s historic Quay. Known for its natural beauty and amenities, it’s an attractive and lively location. Not only will the apartments make great holiday homes but they offer an attractive price point suitable for first-time buyers. Click here to watch.

In the third episode of Introducing Corsica, Elizabeth Warburton visits site to view its building progress and chats to our head of Sales, Jack Newland to get the latest. As the build and layout come together, it’s obvious that Corsica’s high specification, forward-thinking features and stunning views create extraordinary homes in a location that speaks for itself. Click here to watch now!

In the third episode of Introducing Corsica, Elizabeth Warburton visits site to view its building progress and chats to our head of Sales, Jack Newland to get the latest. As the build and layout come together, it’s obvious that Corsica’s high specification, forward-thinking features and stunning views create extraordinary homes in a location that speaks for itself. Click here to watch now!

Happy Christmas… have a merry tipple on us!

Fortitudo are proud to announce that we have completed the purchase of 17 Hinton Road, Bournemouth. Planning has been secured by Fortitudo for 40 one and two-bedroom apartments with a fitness room and swimming pool for residents’ use. This is one of seven sites starting construction in the first quarter of 2022. It’s going to be a busy year!

Fortitudo sweep the UK 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

Fortitudo has acquired a superb opportunity in Bath which has detailed planning consent to deliver 25 apartments. This is Fortitudo’s first venture in the historic city and we are very excited to bring forward a development in a new area. Work is due to commence in early 2022.

Fortitudo are delighted to have acquired The Kings Arms pub in Longham, with a planning application due to be submitted shortly for a new residential scheme. Development proposals will be released soon!

We are pleased to announce that we have completed the purchase of 20 Chewton Farm Road in Christchurch. The scheme will compromise of 14 luxury apartments with secure basement parking, designed to complement the tree-lined, highly sought after location at the entrance to the Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa. Planning was secured by Fortitudo back in December 2020 and construction is due to start soon.

Fortitudo has secured planning for 6 two-bedroom apartments on the corner of Herbert Avenue and Ringwood Road in Poole. The vacant site fell into a dilapidated condition following the closure of the convenience store that previously operated from the property, and since then has been subject to anti-social behaviour.

Construction will begin in the coming months, with the high-specification apartments being available on the Help to Buy scheme.

Fortitudo has appointed Acheson Construction to build our first industrial development consisting of 27 new industrial units situated on Lufton Trading Estate in Yeovil. A renowned construction company, we hope this will be the start of a long working partnership.

Click here to watch an impressive time-lapse video capturing site set up and tower crane erection at Vespasian on Poole Quay. Our contractors have been busy piling foundations and installing ring beams, have raised the levels for flooding and started the concrete frame. We can’t wait to see its progression, watch this space…

We’re pleased to announce that Fortitudo has exchanged contracts on 3.6 acres of industrial land in Bournemouth. The site is part of Magna Park, just off of Magna Road and will compromise 48 industrial/business units. This is the second industrial site we have acquired following great success in Yeovil for a 27 unit scheme.

Fortitudo is happy to share that we have completed on Artillery 88 in Yeovil with plans approved for 27 self-contained commercial units with allocated parking.

Our CEO Richard Carr invites Elizabeth Warburton from Property London to take a look around the Fortitudo office. The pair discuss topics ranging from Richard’s first development over 40 years ago to the history behind our sites and their corresponding names.

Fortitudo were so excited to invite Elizabeth Warburton from Property London, down to Poole, to show how we’re getting on at our luxury Canford Cliffs development. You can really see why we love the South Coast so much. Work is happening quickly so stay tuned for more updates.

The steel structure is now complete at Martello Park, using the one and only British Steel.

Fortitudo is proud to say we are one of the first developers to use underground bins, keeping the pavements around our Parkstone development, Wilson Court, much tidier.

Fortitudo hit practical completion today at Wilson Court, our development in Parkstone, and we think it looks great.

Filming has started on the first section of our 3 part docuseries around our luxury development, Corsica. We are so excited and can’t wait to see the finished result. Thanks to Property London and Elizabeth Warburton.

Fortitudo are excited to announce that we have submitted planning for an 8-storey apartment building comprising of 122 one and two-bedroom apartments, in the centre of Poole.