Folkestone Plot A is the second building within the Folkestone Harbour masterplan. This smallest block in the masterplan, forms the western endpoint between the Coastal Park, the Leas Lift Square and the crescents of the wider masterplan. The block contains 13 apartments, all with panoramic views of the English channel and the coastline.

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Project Details

Location: Folkestone, UK

Client: Folkestone Harbour Seafront Development Company

Dates: 2017 - Ongoing

Status: RIBA Stage 3

Size: 1048 sqm

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ACME: Theodora Aristidou, James Denner, Ohyun Kwon, Wendy Smith, Anatol Stathiou, Azizah Sulor, Alexandra Totoianu, Alvaro Madrazo

Eckersley O’Callaghan
Cudd Bentley
Atelier Ten
HCUK Group
Spider Project Management
Four Communications

Folkestone on Kent’s coastline is a port town overlooking the English Channel. The redevelopment of the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront creates a new waterfront environment for people to enjoy. The master plan creates several new crescents along Marine Parade, maximising sea views and allowing the shingle beach to form secluded shingle gardens.

The eight-storey building's identity is defined by bands of alternating balconies. While the adjacent Shoreline Crescent uses glazed bricks, the more complex geometries of Plot A will be clad in a form of Trencadis, Antonio Gaudi's method of working with glazed ceramic mosaic tiles. The inner facade consists of full height glazing with timber mullions and glazed terracotta curtains. All materials are selected for durability and longevity, to ensure the building is as sustainable as possible in terms of its use of materials and withstanding the sea breeze for decades to come.

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