Imperial Apartments, Southwestern House, Southampton £1,650 PCM

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  • TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS
  • FULLY INTEGRATED KITCHEN
  • JULIET BALCONIES
  • LARGE BRIGHT LOUNGE
  • SECURE PARKING
  • FURNISHED

** BEAUTIFUL TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT** A beautiful large bright lounge with feature lighting and three Juliet balconies Separate fully integrated kitchen Two large double bedrooms, both with Juliet balconies Family bathroom with bath and mains show

THE PROPERTY ** BEAUTIFUL TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT** a beautiful large bright lounge with feature lighting and three Juliet balconies Separate fully integrated kitchen Two large double bedrooms, both with Juliet balconies Family bathroom with bath and mains shower

THE PROPERTY:

A beautiful large bright lounge with feature lighting and three Juliet balconies
Separate fully integrated kitchen
Two large double bedrooms, both with Juliet balconies
Family bathroom with bath and mains shower
One secure parking space
Concierge


'MATERIAL INFORMATION
Available Now

Rent- £1,650.00 per month
Deposit- £1,700.00
Council tax band - D

Sorry No Pets


A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING:

The style is High Victorian contemporary with London's Charing Cross station. Originally the hotel was built over the ends of the railway lines, so that passengers could alight the train on platforms that came right into the hotel, almost cutting it in two on the ground floor. The architect was John Norton of London. It was named the Imperial Hotel, and opened before it was finished in 1867. Soon after the developer went bankrupt. Subsequently, the development was taken over by LSWR Company, completed, and renamed the South Western Hotel in 1871, but not before the town council had proposed turning it into a lunatic asylum.
The design of the building can only be described as extravagant. It comprises six stories, with the upper two floors in the mansard roof. The construction is of brick, with stone embellishments, and elaborate window surrounds. A feature of the second floor is small balconies with wrought iron balustrades. At the east end of the building, above the 5th floor level, is an interesting pediment, below which is a stone relief carving of Queen Victoria in the company of angels. To the sides are depictions of steam powered trains and ships, and the trappings of high culture, associated with the British Empire at the height of its power
At the turn of the 20th century Southampton docks was establishing itself as a major terminal port for the growing Atlantic trade, as liners of Cunard, White Star, American Line, NDL, and Hamburg America Line increased in size, speed and luxury. In turn South Western House was modernised by Maples, the famous London decorating firm. New fittings and furniture were added, ornamental panels were repainted in blue and gold, and the kitchens and offices renewed. New electric lifts were provided to all floors. In all it cost £28,000. The 'time-ball, which originally stood on top the medieval God's House Tower, was moved to the roof of South Western House in 1904. In the 1920s a large seven story extension was built on the railway station side. It is faced with ashlar stucco finish with bronze windows, grilles, and street lanterns. The grand main entrance to South Western House is part of the new building. The design is sumptuous, with marble columns, wall panelling, and high decorative ceiling mouldings. It is believed that the Titanic's majestic staircase was copied from the hotel's own design.
It was at the South Western that first class passengers spent their last night before sailing on the ill-fated Titanic. Both Bruce Ismay, chairman of White Star Line, and Thomas Andrews, Titanic's head designer, stayed before the fateful sailing. Sometimes on the stars and along the corridors, one senses an echo of those who perished in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.


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Holding deposits: A holding deposit, equal to 1 week's rent, is payable at the start of the application Successful applicants - any holding deposit will be offset against the Initial Rent and Deposit with the agreement of the payee. Fees payable in accordance with the Tenant Fees Act 2019. Additional variable charges may apply during the course of the tenancy or at the end and are detailed within the Tenancy Agreement . Late Rent Charge - interest at 3% above the Bank of England base rate, can only be charged after 14 days in areas and it would have to be backdated Loss of keys - Cost of the keys Variation of the contract - Admin charge £50 Breach of Tenancy Agreement - Charge of £50 Contract Termination: Landlord’s cost in relation to finding a new tenant and rent until a new tenant moves in. (This will be set up fee, inventory and checkout fee if relevant) Utility bills have to be paid by the tenant unless stated otherwise in the Tenancy Agreement Deposit: A deposit equal up to 5 weeks rent The deposit and first month's rent payable once the references have been passed and before the tenancy begins Home Hub Southampton are members of: PRS (Property Redress Scheme) - Membership number: PRS005327 CMP (Client Money Protection) - Membership number: CMP004191


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Available Date:
2/12/2024
Imperial Apartments Southwestern House
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3AL
County: Hampshire
Sale Type: For Rent
Reference: 32871168