Central House
The existing Central House building is a 1960s 8 storey office slab block sitting above a retail podium. The building sits in the middle of Southend?s main shopping street and directly adjacent to Southend Central Station and the rail tracks. HFBT have been commissioned to design redevelopment proposals for a new retail, hotel and residential development. The building is to become a new focus for the high street rising to 18 storeys, with 25,000 sf of quality retail space. A 96 bed hotel and 115 apartments and penthouses are configured in an L shaped block above the new retail space.