It was a day for celebration here at Central Hall, as Radian Group officially opened their brand new Southampton housing development.
Built directly behind Central Hall in what was once a derelict site on the corner of St Marys Road and Chapel Road, these one, two and three bedroom apartments will offer opportunities for affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy schemes for local families and first time buyers within the city centre.
Lindsay Todd, Chief Executive of Radian Group, said: “We are committed to delivering high-quality new homes which provide the local community with affordable housing options and brings vital investment to the local economy. We are delighted that Park Reach maintains our record of productive partnerships across the region.”
As we are dedicated to helping develop relationships within our local community, we were delighted to host the launch ceremony in one of our larger meetings rooms - Room 4. Whilst being the perfect size and set up for meetings, workshops and small conferences; this room also has the advantage of being adjacent to our on-site cafe Central Coffee, which provided full catering for the event.
Over an assortment of cakes and sandwiches, Councillors and local stakeholders celebrated the contribution this development will make to the local economy and support it will provide the local community.
Leader of Southampton City Council, Cllr Simon Letts, said: “Park Reach has been a great success in transforming a vacant brownfield site, providing much needed homes for local people. We are committed to ensuring that the people of Southampton have a range of housing options available to them. We hope that the success of Park Reach will be replicated elsewhere in the city, including our supported housing scheme at Woodside Lodge and Wimpson Lane.”
(Pictured from left to right: Mark Lloyd - Contracts Manager at Drew Smith Group, Lindsay Todd - CEO at Radian, Councillor Simon Letts – Leader of Southampton City Council, Councillor Warwick Payne – Cabinet Member for Housing at Southampton City Council.)