Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Co. has announced the start of construction of the Seafront development, with the first ACME designed residential building.

ACME’s involvement with the project started in 2016 through an invited competition. The amended masterplan achieved planning consent in 2018, and the first phase of the development received detailed planning consent in 2019, allowing the first plot to progress to construction.

In a playful nod to adjacent Victorian seaside estates, the development creates new urban crescents, articulated with curved bay windows and balconies.  20 town houses comprise the lower front part of the first crescent, rising at both ends to two taller volumes containing 64 apartments and duplexes. Expansive sea views on the beach side are complemented by a raised communal garden on the wind-protected side of the crescent.