First residents move into sold out Council-developed apartments
Bandstand Court offers town centre living experience
Eastleigh Borough Council’s flagship development of apartments for rent in Eastleigh town centre welcomed its first residents this week.
Bandstand Court offers 49 one- and two-bedroom flats that have been let by Leaf Homes, the Council’s new specialist residential lettings service. Leaf’s marketing efforts ensured that all the units in Bandstand Court were already let during the final stages of construction. The apartments are let at a market rent and the Council retains ownership.
The apartments - on Romsey Road, overlooking the Leigh Road Recreation Ground, which has the town's bandstand at its centre - offer a town centre living experience, with Eastleigh’s shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and other amenities within easy reach.
The landmark building housing the apartments has a number of sustainable features, including a heat recovery system for each flat, solar panels, a bicycle store and a good energy performance score.
Prominent local charities, One Community and Age Concern, will occupy premises on the ground floor and are due to move in next month.
The Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, Councillor Keith House said: “It is great news that Bandstand Court is now fully let and has welcomed its first tenants. As both developer and lettings agent for the properties the Council is in a unique position to focus on the long-term experience for our tenants, rather than short-term profits. This allows us to help people find high quality accommodation that enables healthy, prosperous and sustainable lifestyles at the heart of the community.”