PROPOSALS for a “landmark” 25-storey waterfront tower block in Southampton are to be unveiled at public meetings today and tomorrow.

Agent Savills is organising a public consultation event relating to the Ocean Village development.

The proposal is for a 250ft tall, private rented residential development of 222 units, providing a mix of one, two, and three-bed apartments.

This would make it the second tallest building in Southampton – just 12ft short of nearby Moresby Tower.

The agent would not disclose who the developers were or the exact location of the block.

The scheme will offer residents a concierge, bike workshop, a library, gym and a work study space.

The agent says the block will be designed as a landmark building and will be a “high-quality architectural addition” to the city’s skyline.

Savills says a planning application for the development will be submitted around May this year and a spokesperson from the company said that, should the application be approved, work would start at the end of 2019.

It is not yet known what the cost of the development will be.

The project represents the last phase of a 2006 Master plan which included the Ocean Village Innovation Centre, the Ocean Car Park and Harbour Hotel.

Bargate councillor Sarah Bogle said: “I am going to go down to the meeting to get a bit more information on the day.

“In theory, I am in support of the idea, I think if we can get some decent quality rental properties.

“But I am a bit concerned about the over-development of Ocean Village.

“I will definitely be taking a strong interest in this.”

Cllr John Noon added: “Though there does seem to be a market for this type of housing and I do welcome such, I would like to see some contribution from the developers for social rented housing at affordable rents.

“I do regularly visited Ocean Village and starting to feel the area is becoming cramped and less inviting to visitors.

“Visitors could feel overwhelmed by been surrounded by tall buildings and the water front become less assessable.

“I do welcome this sort of inward investment in the city, which does reflect the contribution of the Labour City Council in helping to make Southampton a place people wish to invest in and live.

“A good development on Ocean Village could help the area, but let’s wait and see if this development does live up to these sort ambitions.”

The public exhibition will run today from 2pm to 8.30pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the Mills-Gower Suite at the Ocean Village Innovation Centre, Maritime Walk.

Another consultation will be held on April 12 from 3.30pm-8.30pm at the Ocean Village Innovation Centre.