On Thursday 5 February, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey visited Southampton’s new arts complex scheme, which Grosvenor is developing in partnership with Southampton City Council.
Commenting on the visit, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said:
“I was hugely impressed by the Arts Complex and how culture has been the driving force for regeneration. The local authority’s partnership with Grosvenor Developments – and I’ve seen first-hand their superb work in Liverpool - is an excellent example of what can be done to achieve the right balance between residential, retail and culture. I was particularly impressed by Grosvenor’s commitment to developing young people’s skills training which is an important legacy for a project of this calibre.”
Simon Armstrong, Project Director at Grosvenor said:
“I’m delighted that the Minister took such an interest in the Arts Complex. His acknowledgement that the development delivers on all levels is vindication of our vision and commitment.”
The new arts complex will provide facilities for City Eye, the University of Southampton’s John Hansard Gallery and a multi-purpose performing arts centre with two flexible performance spaces and a dance studio. It also includes seven restaurant/retail units and The Guildhall Apartments, 38 apartments with views over the City.
More than 30 people or groups have benefited from our skills & training programme so far.
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Naomi Curtis/Sorrel Basher, Press Office
020 7312 6479/6101
Notes to Editors
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland aims to create value through its skills in place-making and design, repositioning locations in ways that change customer perceptions and deliver results for our stakeholders. We own and develop an exceptional range of properties and locations in Britain and Ireland through two business units: our London estate, responsible for assets across 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia, and Grosvenor Developments, responsible for all off-estate activity in Britain and Ireland. Both teams have a common goal: to create great places for people to live, work and visit. As at 31 December 2013, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had assets under management of £5bn