Not surprisingly, due to our location, we have been asked to design several projects that are located on, or very close to, the coast. These projects include refurbishments and extensions on domestic properties, the design of modern beach huts, repairs to a bandstand and even refurbishment of public toilet blocks. Designing projects that are located close to the coast requires particular attention to detailing and specification to reduce the risk of water penetration, flooding, wind-driven water penetration and corrosion. Our experiences on projects of this nature help us to provide specialist design advice on similar projects.
We were asked by our client, a local authority, to prepare concept designs for new beach huts in order that the feasibility of a scheme could be considered. Proposals were prepared for terraces of two-storey beach huts to provide a distinctive, contemporary and exciting appearance which respected the wider setting and marine environment.
We were instructed by our client, a local authority, to prepare a scheme for the repair, alteration and refurbishment of a Grade II listed bandstand located in a prominent location on a seafront promenade. We obtained planning and listed building consent and prepared a detailed tender package. The building had historically been under-utilized, and the intention is that the improvements will enable the building to become more of an asset for use by the general public.
This property comprises a distinctive Art Deco style detached house dating from the 1930s, located on the seafront on the South Coast. The property was in poor condition when purchased by our clients. We prepared a scheme for appropriate extensions, alterations and extensive refurbishment. We obtained planning consent and Building Regulation approval, and prepared detailed tender documentation setting out the work that was required.