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    Work Starts On Southamptons Ocean Village

    Post by Mr007 on Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:52 pm

    Work Starts On Southamptons Ocean Village

    Published on 16-10-2008 by Skyscrapernews.com
    With the assembly of cranes on site, construction has now begun on Ocean Village in Southampton, tallest part is of which will be 11 stories high.

    Designed by John Thompson and Partners it will stand on a site bounded by Maritime Way and Maritime Walkto the north in Southampton's Eastern Docks.

    The project is being developed by Linden Homes whose proposals will be largely residential and accommodate of 130 new apartments consisting of one to three bedroom units and a small number of live/work properties.

    With such facilities as rain water harvesting which will keep the communal gardens green even if there is a hose-pipe ban the design could be classed as "typically Southampton" with a post modern look employing large amounts of white and external balconies to help add detail to the buildings.

    Also included in the scheme is the new Innovation Centre which will contain 3,500 square metres of office accommodation aimed at cashing in on the National Oceanography Centre which is close-by which the council hope will help create a viable knowledge cluster of firms related to the research centre.

    These won't be the only new developments in the area. Ocean Village is also set to have it's very own hotel as featured previously on Skyscrapernews.com but this is part of a separate application and will be bu

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