New public realm
New public realm, including a pedestrianised link between Guildhall Square and the historic East Park will link the development together, creating a venue for major events in Southampton city centre.
The Guildhall Apartments
The residential apartments offer one, two and three bedroom accommodation and are designed to a high standard with aspects and layouts maximising the views over East Park, the historic Guildhall Square and the Solent.
The buildings are highly sustainable and residents will enjoy easy access to the best of city living with arts, dining and shopping on their doorstep.
A new arts facility for Southampton's Cultural Quarter
Complementing the residential scheme is the inspirational new Arts Complex. Contained within two buildings, it is identified by strong entrance porticos. Local theatre company Nuffield will manage the performing arts space in the north building including two new auditoria, dance studios and creative space.
In the south building the emphasis will be on visual arts. A new contemporary art gallery will be managed by the University of Southampton's John Hansard Gallery with additional multi-media facilities operated by City Eye.
Simon Armstrong, Retail Projects Director, said:
"Grosvenor's aspiration in Southampton is to deliver a scheme where people can live, work and enjoy leisure time, all of which helps contribute to the vibrancy of Southampton and the Cultural Quarter. The 38 homes will offer residents unparalleled views across the city and, with East Park and a huge variety of arts and cultural activities on the doorstep, are fantastically located for anyone who wants to make the most of what Southampton and the south coast has to offer."
Skills and training programme
Grosvenor are working with contractor McLaren Construction to offer local schools, colleges, universities and other agencies employment and work experience opportunities as part of a co-ordinated skills and training programme.
Read more about the programme and comments from students and trainees