Radian to host public exhibition regarding future of Herbert Collins House, Southampton

Members of the public are invited to attend a public exhibition on 24 January regarding the future of Herbert Collins House in Southampton.

The former office has been vacant since 2016 and housing provider Radian has exciting plans to redevelop it into 18 new apartments, all available at affordable rent levels.

Herbert Collins House holds enormous significance for Radian. It served as the head office of Swaythling Housing Society (the organisation from which Radian draws its roots) and carries the name of its founder, Herbert Collins (1885-1975).

Collins played a crucial role in shaping much of the built environment within Southampton and across Hampshire. Herbert Collins House served as the head office of Swaythling Housing Society until 2006, when it merged with two other housing associations to become Radian.

Discussing the public exhibition, James Pennington, Executive Director of Development at Radian, said:

“Herbert Collins House is an important part of Radian’s heritage and we are determined to redevelop it into an exemplary collection of affordable homes, befitting the name of our founder.

“Herbert Collins’ commitment to design excellence remains an important part of our ethos and our proposals for Herbert Collins House include many of the design features for which he was renowned.

“The exhibition is a great opportunity for the public to view our proposals, meet the project team and provide feedback on the plans.”

The public exhibition will be held from 16.30 – 19.00 on Thursday 24 January at Mansbridge Primary School, Octavia Road, Swaythling, Southampton, SO18 2LX.

For more information, call the information line on 023 8062 1136 or email herbertcollins@radian.co.uk