Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell has sold two vacant office buildings in Carlton Crescent, Southampton that will see [subject to planning] both the Grade II Listed former offices, number 8 and 17, redeveloped.
Having survived WW2 relatively intact, Carlton Crescent and some of the surrounding roads were designated as a conservation area in 1972. Many of the terrace of houses were subsequently turned into offices, but more recently there has been a shift away from cellular office space over multiple floors to more modern, open plan arrangements and as a result these buildings are now increasingly being returned to residential accommodation.
These two buildings have been acquired in order to be restored to their former residential glory, including some off road parking.
Tom Holloway from agents Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell added:
Many of the buildings that make up Carlton Crescent were designed and built in the early 1800s as elegant residential dwellings. Following the war, they were subsequently given Listed status and while this part of Southampton is known as being a popular location due to its proximity to the Law Courts and central business district, some of these elegant Georgian buildings are beginning to return to their original residential status.