£80m Mayflower Halls student complex opens in Southampton

Mayflower Halls

Osborne's chairman Andrew Osborne, John Denham MP, Mayor of Southampton Cllr Sue Blatchford and vice-chancellor of the University of Southampton Prof Don Nutbeam at the opening of Mayflower Halls.

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

SOUTHAMPTON’S newest student flat complex was officially opened at a ceremony yesterday.

The £80m Mayflower Halls complex in the city centre features three residential towers of up to 16 floors and will house 1,100 University of Southampton students.

The new block next to the Mayflower Theatre has been built by developer Osborne Developments, and was the scene of major drama earlier this year when workers were evacuated after a blaze broke out on the roof.

No one was injured, and the incident did not delay the opening of the complex, which will welcome its first batch of students this September.

Itchen MP and former university student John Denham unveiled a plaque at the site, and said: “The university is really important to the city and these new halls of residence are a fantastic addition to Southampton’s landscape.”

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11:13pm Fri 29 Aug 14

WoolstonSean says...

The location would have been perfect for a high end hotel like the Raddison Blu hotel that was earmarked for the former central clinic and ambulance station which is now being built on as part of the redevelopment of the Solent University complex although this new addition to the student accommodation in Southampton is very much welcome.
The location would have been perfect for a high end hotel like the Raddison Blu hotel that was earmarked for the former central clinic and ambulance station which is now being built on as part of the redevelopment of the Solent University complex although this new addition to the student accommodation in Southampton is very much welcome. WoolstonSean
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8:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

kmadden says...

I'm sooooooo excited. Will be moving in on September 20th. I'll let you know how great it is ;)
I'm sooooooo excited. Will be moving in on September 20th. I'll let you know how great it is ;) kmadden
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11:11am Mon 1 Sep 14

No one cares what you think says...

Another ugly building courtesy of the uni. Will the city Dons ever learn or are they just given the right insentive to sign off the building of such a monstrosity.
The bog roll tube at the end of Thomas Lewis way is another dull example.
I wonder if these buildings also have poncy coffee shops a 'i scream' parlours so as to squeeze the last remaining pocket money from the poor unfortunates that will be living there.
Another ugly building courtesy of the uni. Will the city Dons ever learn or are they just given the right insentive to sign off the building of such a monstrosity. The bog roll tube at the end of Thomas Lewis way is another dull example. I wonder if these buildings also have poncy coffee shops a 'i scream' parlours so as to squeeze the last remaining pocket money from the poor unfortunates that will be living there. No one cares what you think
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