Packaged Living and Fiera Real Estate have teamed up to create a £200m mixed use development, Maritime Gateway, on the former Toys ‘R’ Us site in Southampton.
Packaged Living’s proposals for the 4.8-acre site opposite Southampton Central Railway Station includes 60,000sqft of Grade A office space, 600 new homes, over 7,000sqft of food, beverage and leisure venues and over 86,000sqft of new public realm. Transforming entry to the city from the railway station, the plans also include a new walkway leading towards the waterfront named The International Maritime Promenade. Pedestrian-led public realm is incorporated throughout the scheme with The Maritime Gardens and The Central Park improving biodiversity through a carefully designed landscape-led approach.
As with all Packaged Living schemes, environmental and social values are at the heart of the design and the scheme will be targeting net zero carbon construction targets and selecting low embodied carbon in specified building targets.
As part of the plans to deliver 600 new homes, the residential blocks will comprise of studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments benefitting from attractive roof gardens, residents’ lounges, entertaining suites and sea views. People living, working and visiting Maritime Gateway will be able to take advantage of improved pedestrian and public transport links as well as over 500 bicycle racks and over 100 new car parking spaces all fitted with electric car charging points.