Tudor House, Southampton

Tudor House dominates St Michael’s Square in Southampton. It originally consisted of three dwellings, dating back to c.1150 and it has housed some of Southampton’s most prominent citizens, including Sir John Dawtrey, Sir Richard Lyster, (Chief Justice of England), and artist George Rogers. This is a practice-based research project which is entering the second phase of research and design. Phase one was completed in December 2009 and successfully contributed to securing an award of almost £1.6 million. Southampton City Council has committed £590,000 to the scheme, in addition to the £1.598 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This second phase of the project will run from November 2010 until May–June 2011, when it is hoped the exhibition and educational experience will be opened to the public.