11 Dover Street Gets The Green Light

GHA have successfully secured consent for the sensitive replacement of the existing building at 11 Dover Street, with a contemporary scheme comprising of 2 new buildings containing a total of 20 apartments. The scheme was granted planning permission at the Development Control meeting held on Tuesday 2nd February. The Planning Committee members voted 7 for, 2 against and 1 abstained.

The application site, which is situated within the Canterbury Conservation Area and has a number of Listed Buildings within its vicinity, received support from Canterbury City Council’s Conservation and Planning Officers. The site benefits from being located within a highly sustainable, central location with strong connections to Canterbury City Centre, Canterbury East and West Railway stations.

The Practice’s design approach was to take visual cues from the surrounding Listed Buildings and prevailing street pattern but re-interpret them in a contemporary fashion. As such, the building re-instates the strong street frontage lost by the current building and includes devices such as a cantilevered first floor to reflect historic ‘jettied’ details; the use of a restrained brick work façade with contemporary fenestration and sympathetic roof forms to reflect the form and scale of the surrounding buildings. The design also incorporates a treated copper cladding to the stepped-back gabled roof form and feature vent panels to the façade.

Published on 11 February 2016