One of Southampton's tallest buildings will get a new look under new plans submitted to the city council.

Renovation work costing around £4million is set to take place at Canberra Towers in Kingsclere Avenue.

Southampton City Counci last year announced the major refurbishment of the 25-storey landmark that is home to 144 households in Weston.

Now an application, submitted by the council, details improvements that would be made to the exterior of the building.

The upgrades include the installation of external wall insulation across the entire building, as well as replacements to the external windows, doors, shutters, roof finishes and louvres.

Daily Echo: Canberra TowersCanberra Towers (Image: Southampton City Council)

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The planning application says: "Improving the external appearance of Canberra Towers will, in addition to environmental benefits of the proposed energy‐efficiency measures, help to improve the local environs (from land and Weston Shore) which will be beneficial as Canberra Towers forms such a dominant feature on the local skyline.

Speaking last year, Claire Edgar, Executive Director Wellbeing and Housing at the council, said the planned renovation work would be ‘fantastic news for residents.’

She said: "These works will improve the appearance of Canberra Towers, giving residents more pride in the homes, help households stay warm, and support our plan for making Southampton a greener and more sustainable city.”

The council said it would match the £2million provided by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, from its Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, to carry out the works on the building.