Cumberland Place, Southampton
Completion Date Summer 2019
Contract Value £30m
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 the prominent site. With our in-depth knowledge of the sector and existing understanding of the context ArchitecturePLB are creating 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. The project is currently under construction and due for completion summer 2019.
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 currently under construction.