Kingsdown Park
Sustainable Luxury in Whitstable
Project Overview
Kingsdown Park is a contemporary, luxury family home project located in the historic fishing harbour town of Whitstable, Kent. The site initially featured a dated bungalow with a poor layout due to extensive previous extensions, which did not meet modern luxury home expectations.
Challenges and Strategy
We adopted a sustainable approach by retaining and working with the existing building fabric instead of opting for wasteful demolition. This strategy not only preserved the embodied energy of the original structure but also posed a unique design challenge. The proposed scheme involved erecting a lightweight timber-framed structure over the existing building, resulting in a well-insulated and enhanced building fabric that more than doubles the size of the originally extended bungalow.
The contemporary design, inspired by the traditional fishing huts of Whitstable, was approved under delegated powers. The final scheme offers over 210m² (2,260ft²) of accommodation. We fully detailed the project in-house, produced a detailed building pack, conducted a demonstrative process to secure the best price for the client, and administered a formal building contract. The project is now complete.
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