As you will probably be aware there is much history attached to the site itself and the people who visited it at various times. The building is Grade II listed, and as such a great deal of care has been taken to ensure that the conversion reflects the architectural status it holds.
The building began life as the South Western Hotel, designed by John Norton, opening its doors in 1872. The hotel served many passengers using the London & South Western Railway. It has a long frontage on Canute Road and a shorter one to Terminus Terrace.
The design was heavily influenced by the French Renaissance, and laid on with a heavy hand. The windows are elaborately framed and many of then fronted with little balconies with twirly ironwork.
Solent Sky Heritage Day
SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH
Come along and enjoy a great day with the team from Solent Heritage while we show support to