Architect's drawing of Saxon Court

Sovereign consultation opens on plans for its former office

Local people are invited to have their say on plans for the redevelopment of Sovereign Housing Association’s former office on land at Sarum Hill, Basingstoke.  

The site at Saxon Court is located at the top of Sarum Hill, between the Sarum Hill public car park and the Wheatsheaf public house. 

Sovereign’s proposals are to demolish the out-dated 1970’s office building and repurpose it with a high-quality residential development. The scale and height of the new building will respect the existing aesthetics of the local area.

The mixed-tenure development will provide much needed affordable housing in the town centre - comprising 43 one and two-bedroom apartments for shared ownership and affordable rent.

The apartments will be contemporary in design and energy efficient, with plans to install photovoltaic panels across the development. Each apartment will have its own balcony, providing a private amenity space, a secure cycle space and parking.

Steve Trenwith, Land and Planning Director at Sovereign said: “We believe that everyone should live in a home they love and feel part of their community. Our plans will transform and modernise what is currently a disused building into 43 much needed quality homes right in the heart of the town centre.”

“Our vision for Saxon Court is to regenerate the site and create a flagship, high quality residential development which helps to address the demand for more affordable housing in Basingstoke.”

Sovereign is keen to hear from neighbours and the wider community as the design proposals for Saxon Court move forward.

From Tuesday 25 October details of the initial proposals will be available to view at:

A public consultation drop-in event will be held at Saxon Court, Sarum Hill, Basingstoke RG21 8SR on Tuesday 8 November from 2pm until 7pm. This will provide an opportunity for local residents, businesses and stakeholders to view the proposals and meet with members of the project team.   

The consultation closes at 11:59pm on 21 November. Your feedback will help to shape the design proposals.