Lyons Israel Ellis
This city centre development was built in 1969. It consisted of 184 flats, three cafes or restaurants and thirteen shops. Southampton City Corporation was one of the most enlightened builders of council housing in the post-war period. This is the finest of three estates developed by Lyons Israel Ellis and was carefully designed to fit a sensitive site close to the civic buildings which dominate the city centre. The flats and maisonettes were leased at ‘economic’ or above average rents, a reflection of the prestige nature of the development.
Listed: Grade II