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New Build, Lancing
Cityzen designed this pair of modern new build homes.



Architecture, M&E


DesignID (structural Engineers), RGP (transport planning and infrastructure design), Acoustic Associates (acoustic survey)


ICF Homes



Total build cost


We worked with two sets of clients to provide them with a pair of new dwellings to replace their existing homes. Our brief was to create lifelong homes, where they can live with flexibility for the future as they get older.

The key aspect of the project was to ensure a view of the sea from the properties; at present, they only have a view from the attic space and wanted to maximise this.

We developed the concepts and final design with the clients. Initially, we drew a number of sketch schemes to start the process until we hit on the shape; a strong modern look with a few nods to a nautical theme. Having submitted an application to the Planning Department in early 2018, we negotiated with the planners and neighbours throughout the planning process to secure a positive decision in October 2018.

Due to the position of the site (it being on the main seafront road), we had to develop the design with RGP traffic consultants and Acoustic Associates; seeking their input to ensure safe parking and access, and incorporating noise mitigation strategies to ensure the buildings will provide quiet sleeping accommodation.

After securing Building Regulations full plans approval, we handed the project over to our clients to start the build.

We have been on the end of the phone to help our clients when required, and have provided sign off support to meet the mortgage lenders requirements.