New Wharf Place
To design a multifunctional development in the historical town centre of Tonbridge
To articulate the development as a multi-levelled building to create a logical and visually pleasant connection between the pedestrian Riverside area and the urban Town centre
To create an attractive and vibrant corner of River Walk and New Wharf Road, specifically focusing on providing a scenic view over and from the Castle
Successfully submitted pre-application for multifunctional development in the historical town centre of Tonbridge, Kent. The proposed scheme is for the erection of one 4 storey building, comprising:
48 residential units
1200 sq.m. commercial floorspace
Car park and parking for bicycles
1800 sq.m. of landscaped communal amenity areas.
Historical town centre
Flood zone 3
Existing residential development sensitive to light and privacy loss
New active street frontages with retail and cafe spaces on River Walk
New green areas over three levels of terraces
High quality standard of accommodation arranged largely as dual aspect with no single aspect north facing dwellings.
No loss of light and privacy to existing residential and commercial developments by implementing terraces on both side of the new development.
Visually improved the main facade facing High Street, integrated with surrounding buildings.
“This project combined as many challenges as you could imagine: plot in the middle of historical town centre, conservation area, flood risk zone 3, part of Central Area Action plan. Local authorities required everything - multifunction development with parking, retail, green areas, plus improved view from the Town Castle. We as developers wanted to get the best valued property. Anna’s team did a great job, put a lot of effort in research and looking for the best solution. They come up with a proposal which ticked all the boxes and had a very positive response from the planning department. We were impressed by the holistic approach and would work with Anna’s team on future projects.”
Director, Landhold Developments