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St Peter’s Place

ECE Architecture and ECE Planning are delighted to announce that planning permission was minded to grant at Adur’s virtual planning committee for 18 new apartments in Lancing, West Sussex after receiving unanimous support from the Councillors.

The existing site consists of St Peter’s Place building, a 3storey apartment block, as well as several garages and an area used as a car service yard. Proposals are to retain the flat block and to replace the service yard and garages with much needed high-quality residential units.

The scheme sits comfortably on the challenging site, which is adjoined by an industrial development to the East, Western Road to the west and a main line railway to the north.

The design approach responds by placing ancillary accommodation such as corridors and WCs to the east, acting as an acoustic barrier between the industrial site and the proposed dwellings. This creates an inward facing built form with bedrooms and living spaces on the inside, looking over the attractive central courtyard.

Openings and fenestration compliment this architectural approach, with smaller fixed shut windows on the east elevation and large full height glazing panels and design features to the other elevations. Communal amenity and natural screening create an acoustic barrier to the north, whilst thick offsite screening shield the building from Western Road to the west.

As a result, the building provides an attractive and contemporary response to the site specificities in an innovative and creative manner.