Terence O’Rourke has submitted an outline application for a mixed-use Built to Rent building on Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth.
Located within a short walk of the station, and within the Bournemouth tall building zone, the 22-storey building seeks approval for up to 334 apartments.
At the lower levels the proposal includes a range of communal residential facilities, B1 office space and A2 professional services accommodation that are set to enliven this section of Holdenhurst Road.
A new strategic cycle/pedestrian link will be delivered through the site as part of the proposals.
All going well, the application is set to be determined towards the end of 2020.
Indeed the Society feels that the new proposal would help complete an integrated series of large modernistic structures within the designated tall building area of Bournemouth to produce an ambience of the relatively restrained and restricted down town section of Los Angeles – a metropolitan area with which Greater Bournemouth has been superficially compared. Certainly from a careful reading of the very well written design report, it is obvious to us that here presented is a competent synthesis of the more varied sized elements of modern Anglo American architectural forms with the more integrative, classical built shapes of contemporary German design, found in Berlin.
A CRITIQUE BY JOHN SOANE
Chairman - Bournemouth Civic Society