01. The Brief
Our clients needed an architect in St Austell, Cornwall to provide them with a Design Service for their Design new housing development
02. Project Detail
Located south of St Austell on a coastal site previously used for a Butlin’s holiday complex, this new housing scheme was designed to replace a previous scheme that did not meet the aspirations of the developers or the local council and community. Van Ellen + Sheryn were appointed by Linden Homes to provide a design-led solution that would make better use of the site. 60 apartments were located in 3 terraces cut into the sloping site. Each terrace benefited from a generous internal street within the site, through which pedestrian access to the beach could be enjoyed. The development provides a mix of flats, duplex apartments and town houses.
The buildings are constructed from a combination of stone plinths with brick and render cladding on the upper floors. Large aluminium shallow pitched roofs reduce the height of the 3 storey buildings, allowing the neighbouring houses above the site to retain views out to the sea.
Van Ellen + Sheryn’s design approach was praised by both the local residents and local planning authority. Construction is nearing completion and the sales revenue has exceeded Linden Homes’ expectations. As a result VES have been appointed to design a number of further schemes for the developer.