DPP has submitted a planning application on behalf of Telereal Trillium to redevelop Friary House in Southampton to provide 88 high-quality studio, one and two-bed apartments.
The proposed scheme, which involves the demolition of the existing vacant office building and construction of a new 8-storey purpose built residential building, also creates a once in a generation opportunity to deliver significant public realm improvement works to the area between the site and the adjoining Grade II listed Medieval Town Wall.
The public realm works include widening the pathway between the proposed development and the Medieval Town Wall, installing new paving from Briton Street to Winkle Street, and meaningfully improving the overall environment of the area with new lighting, the provision of seating, and planting of new trees.
The design team, including Architecture Initiative, DPP Planning, Ridgeway Heritage, and Turley (Strategic Communications) worked with Telereal Trillium to undertake a comprehensive and collaborative programme of engagement with the local planning authority, Historic England, members of the public, and other key stakeholders.
James Bradbury at Telereal Trillium commented:
We are very pleased with the submission of this application as it is an opportunity to deliver lasting change to the area. As well as delivering much needed new homes in the city centre, we are particularly excited that this proposal will directly, and significantly enhance the public space around one of Southampton’s most important heritage assets, the Grade II listed Medieval Town Wall.
Tom Molyneux-Wright, Principal Planner at DPP, commented:
Telereal Trillium and the appointed design team have worked closely with the local planning authority and Historic England to develop this submission which, if approved, will provide 88 new homes in a highly sustainable location. Through high-quality design and public realm improvements this application will deliver significant improvements to Briton Street and to the walkway along this stretch of the historic wall. There is a high demand for new housing in Southampton and this submission will help the collective effort to address this on an unused site in the city.
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