Southleigh Park

News - 18/11/2019

LSH sells historical Southleigh Park with consent for 90 homes

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), with joint agent Hamptons International, has sold the historic house and grounds of Southleigh Park in Hampshire on behalf of a private pension scheme.

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VIVID, one of the largest housing associations in the south of England, acquired the development that has planning consent for more than 90 homes to provide more good quality affordable homes for the local area. 

Southleigh Park currently comprises the Grade-II listed former Manor House and associated buildings set in 7.8 acres of traditional parkland with a lake and mature trees.

Detailed planning consent for the conversion of the house and other listed buildings allows for the creation of nine luxury apartments, ten mews houses and refurbishment of the original lodge. Across the park, outline planning permission has been granted for 70 new homes following demolition of the 1980s office building. 

Southleigh Park House was built in the 1850s and the interior was remodelled in the 1930s in Art Deco style. The previous owners substantially restored the property to make it suitable for office use. 

The park lies close to the South Downs National Park, just outside the popular town of Emsworth, and benefits from a fast rail link to London Waterloo from nearby Havant.

Graham Holland, Head of South Coast at Lambert Smith Hampton, said

“Southleigh Park provides an excellent opportunity for VIVID to create a much-needed, imaginative residential development. Planning consent has been granted for a range of thoughtfully designed homes that use the existing listed buildings to full effect. The ideal location of the park will undoubtedly attract a wide range of residents.”

Mike Shepherd, Director of New Business and Development at VIVID, said

“Our aim is to build good quality affordable homes that meet local housing needs and we’re delighted to drive this forward at Southleigh Park. We’re looking forward to working in partnership to create a proposal that will uphold the site’s parkland heritage and sensitively convert the manor house into homes.”