Veneti Apartments

Plans for iconic apartment building to kick start Poole town centre regeneration

In the same week that Poole Council adopted an exciting blueprint for regeneration of the town centre, plans for an iconic building on a key gateway site have been revealed.

ESRG Developments has submitted proposals for a state-of-the-art residential building, comprising 209 apartments, on the St Johns House site, Serpentine Road. If councillors approve the plans, then the development, to be called Veneti Apartments, would play a major role in the proposed regeneration of the Town Centre North area.

Under the proposals, the existing office blocks on site (which have been empty for more than two years) would be demolished, to be replaced by a 10-13 storey apartment building, offering a range of units from studios to three-bed apartments. Its height would be just less than the adjacent Barclays building.

While the train station, bus station and town centre facilities are all within easy reach, each apartment would come complete with its own folding bicycle and dedicated storage space to encourage sustainable travel. In addition, a number of parking spaces on site would be reserved for car share vehicles, which would be funded by the developers. Further benefits to residents include plans for a roof garden, as well as a gym and concierge.

David Evans, CEO of ESRG Group, said:

“We are delighted with the project and the progress ESRG Developments is achieving headed up by managing director Neil Grinnall and project management head Sonny Gowans. This is an exciting development for Poole town centre and for the local population. It will provide great living spaces and will be a fantastic opportunity for people to reside close to Poole town and its extensive amenities.”