Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Pier Head plans
Update from Nick Storer, sent to all interested parties (supporters and objectors).
Following the rejection of our previous plans, and hopefully as an alternative to appealing them, we have worked over Christmas to amend the design to address many of the principal concerns of Local Residents and Councillors; we are convinced the Planning Officers will appreciate the merits of the improved scheme.
* There has been a substantial reduction in the scale and massing of the building on the Pier corner of the site in order to ensure views of The Rookery remain completely unaffected on three sides.
* The detailing and form of the building has been rethought and improved in order to reinforce the stand-alone qualities of the design.
* Greater focus has been given to the context and setting, picking up themes, materials and the diversity of the area, whilst remaining essentially contemporary, exciting and sustainable.
* Although unapparent from the elevations, the building features curved frontages, extensive tinted glazing and a predominantly copper roof instead of slate. The apartment layout remains much as before with a living area above shop/offices, and bedrooms in the roof. Each of the 14 units gets a garage and car space.
Your questions, comments and suggestions are eagerly awaited, prior to further negotiations with Purbeck District Council.
Nick Storer [nickstorer @ pierhead.plus.com]
Posted by The Postman at 5:02 pm