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Developer: National Regional Property GroupInvestor: Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLPManagement Company: Atlas ResidentialOpportunity: Occupier for commercial floorspace in phase 3£60m GDV residential led scheme280 apartments900 sq m commercial floorspaceDue to complete summer 2018Image: SWN Photography
Developer: National Regional Property Group
Investor: Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP
Management Company: Atlas Residential
Opportunity: Occupier for commercial floorspace in phase 3
Image: SWN Photography
One of Southampton’s biggest regeneration schemes of the last decade has now reached a key milestone. The first phase of housing at Bow Square, on the site of the city’s old fruit and vegetable market, has been completed and handed over to property manager Atlas Residential.
The first residents are starting to move in, with the finishing touches now added to the first phase of 109 homes.
The development is the first BTR (Build to Rent) project in the region and identified as one of seven ‘VIP’ projects in the city's Master Plan.
The scheme includes 280 one and two-bedroom apartments, split across three blocks in an ‘L’ shape.
Nearly 900 sq m of commercial space will be split between two of the blocks, one acting as a marketing, management and communal facility for tenants with the other providing flexible space for commercial users or retailers.
Local artist, Daniel Crow of a-space arts, has been commissioned to design and install a new piece of public art at Bow Square apartments, where Bernard Street meets Queensway, to commemorate the site’s significant importance.
Taking inspiration from the historic Back of Walls that Bow Square is named after, research has been undertaken on the history of those whose gardens backed on to the medieval wall close to the development.
The conceptual sculpture, due to be unveiled in 2018, will consist of a 30-metre Corten wall with stone lattice design and a 4-metre tower with a gateway that will run across the development. The door of the gateway will display the names of those who lived in what was then English Street in 1454.
It will be located in the communal garden of the development and will be hand crafted from Corten laser cut steel.
The total value of the project is estimated to be £60m GDV and the development is due to be completed summer 2018.
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