DesignID (structural Engineers), RGP (transport planning and infrastructure design), Acoustic Associates (acoustic survey)
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 but they have made a good start, and it’ll start to look like a building rather than Lego blocks soon!
Update August 2020:
CItyzen are now doing monthly site visits to assist the clients to understand contractors questions and do site reports based on the works undertaken to date.