The Council has purchased the former Post Office site on High Street, Eastleigh.
The Post Office building, that is a key strategic site with a prominent retail frontage onto the middle of the High Street, was purchased for £650,000. The building includes the Sorting Office and Production House, that is currently home to a Creative Hub co-working space for Eastleigh’s creative industries.
The centre has been operated on a short lease arrangement with the Post Office as landlords by the Council since September 2017. It provides a base for 16 micro-businesses providing accommodation that enables creative businesses to grow and prosper.
Cabinet Lead for Regeneration Cllr Paul Bicknell said, “This is great news for the town. The acquisition of this site means that the Creative Hub is protected. It also enables the Council to explore ways of enhancing public links between High Street and Market Street and improving the routes and spaces in the town currently serving only as commercial service roads.”