Art Complex apartments now on sale30th September 2014
Southampton’s Cultural Quarter took a major step forward today (Tuesday 30 September) with the launch to property professionals of the eagerly awaited residential aspect of the multi-million pound arts complex by developer Grosvenor.
The Guildhall Apartments comprise 38 homes and range from one bedroom apartments with a guide price starting at £140,000 to three bedroom homes from £310,000. The majority have a private terrace.
The Guildhall Apartments are scheduled to be ready for occupation in spring 2015 and, following a 12 month fit out programme, the arts complex is due to open in 2016. The £40 million scheme will provide over 300 direct jobs and is expected to bring 750,000 visitors to the city every year.
Guildhall Apartments interior 1
Guildhall apartments interior 2
Arts Complex by night from Guildhall Square
Commenting on the launch at Savills, Simon Armstrong, Project Director at Grosvenor, said:
“Grosvenor’s aspiration in Southampton was to deliver a scheme where people could live, work and visit, all of which helps contribute to the vibrancy of the Cultural Quarter. The launch of Guildhall Apartments at the new arts complex this morning is another step forward in realising that aspiration. The 38 homes offer residents unparalleled views across the city and, with East Park and a huge variety of arts and cultural activities on your doorstep are fantastically located for anyone who wants to make the most of what Southampton has to offer.”
Councillor Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council, said: “The launch of the Guildhall Apartments marks a significant milestone in the city’s Arts Complex scheme. It means that we are getting ever closer to their completion and the handover of the arts complex building for fit-out. This is the first of the council’s seven VIP projects to be completed, meeting a number of aspirations from our City Centre Master Plan. It will bolster the city’s economic stance on the south coast, while creating a cultural centre, long term jobs and homes; a superb example of city centre living, with beautiful views and an ever increasing range of excellent facilities, literally on the doorstep.”
The new art complex scheme also incorporates 7 restaurant/retail units, alongside 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.
Each apartment has been carefully designed by architects CZWG to make the most of the space and the views. The apartments benefit from high quality interiors, including underfloor heating and engineered timber flooring, as well as top of the range fixtures and fittings.
These include integrated Bosch appliances in the kitchens, Krieder kitchen units and Hansgrohe fixtures in the bathrooms. The Guildhall Apartments also benefit from a total of 31 basement car parking spaces and there is secure bicycle storage in the basement for each unit.
The initial phase of Guildhall Apartments will be released for sale this coming Saturday (October 4) with the opening of the marketing suite at 126 Above Bar Street, just six doors down from the development itself. For enquiries, details and floorplans, visit the website at www.guildhallapartments.co.uk or call Nikki Penman at Savills on 02380 713964.