Plans to regenerate Lower East Street unveiled to the public

Multi-million pound plans to transform a disused shopping site and create much-needed housing in Southampton City Centre have been unveiled by National Regional Property Group.

It’s the latest in a series of flagship city centre projects that the company is working on, cementing its reputation as the firm that is helping to regenerate towns and cities across the Solent region.

Hampshire & Regional Property Group plans to redevelop the former Tuned In shop and adjacent premises on lower East Street into a mixed-use development with 120 apartments and retail space. The scheme will provide much-needed private for rent housing as well as more modern retail space for local businesses on East Street.

Already the scheme has been welcomed by local residents, with a public consultation event in May attracting scores of people keen to get a first-look at the plans.

Allan Gordon, managing director of National Regional Property Group, said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward another redevelopment proposal for this area of the city. We have been working carefully over the past few months to put together an emerging scheme that we feel would enhance and contribute positively to the local area.”

The Lower East Street scheme completes the hat-trick of urban regeneration projects National Regional Property Group is involved with in Southampton. Its £12m Queensway project, which saw the former New York New York nightclub replaced with modern and affordable homes, was completed at the end of last year and is now helping to provide affordable housing to local people.

National Regional Property Group is also responsible for the flagship Fruit and Vegetable Market scheme, which is bringing 280 Private Rented Sector apartments and flexible retail space to the city centre.