Southampton Crossings, Cumberland Place, Southampton

Completion Date September 2020

Contract Value £30m

Client Host

527 bed student residence scheme overlooking Watts Park at the heart of Southampton City Centre. ArchitecturePLB were approached by student housing provider, and repeat client HOST to design a scheme for this prominent site overlooking Southampton’s listed parks. With our in-depth knowledge of the sector and existing understanding of the context ArchitecturePLB were able to deliver a well-designed building which responds to the nearby listed park and has an active frontage onto Cumberland Place, whilst still unlocking the site’s full capacity.

Having completed numerous projects in the area in recent years, ArchitecturePLB have developed a good relationship with Southampton City Council’s planning department. These include three other projects also facing onto the City’s listed Central Parks; landmark Mayflower Halls, Vincent Place student residences and a new sports facility for Southampton Solent University.

Photos: Craig Auckland, fotohaus and Matt Cant