These award-winning modern apartments regenerate a testing conservation area site, with a sensitive design that respects the historic urban context.

Pottergate is a historic street close to Norwich city centre undergoing a period of both conservation and regeneration. Gaining planning permission for modern buildings within this 18th century conservation area requires extensive negotiations with various departments of Norwich City Council. The challenging site formerly housed a Baptist Chapel destroyed during WWII. The chapel’s brick crypts found under the buildings’ footprint are conserved by allowing piles within 3.5m rather than 5m. This reduces the number of piles required, saving cost and time, as well as preserving these historic assets.

Working from inception to completion, in partnership with the client, Gardline Group and sister company C A Design Services, this brownfield site is successfully redeveloped on time and budget to house 18 high quality serviced apartments. By using careful and sympathetic design, the modern apartment buildings sensitively complement the historic urban environment and period properties that surround the site.

Awards: The Norwich Society 2013 Design Awards, Highly Commended

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  • Conservation & Regeneration
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