Rogate’s schemes are developed with their own individual identity and high-quality finishes. We worked with them to exercise construction of their project of eleven dwellings near the Marlowe Theatre in 2016.
The development consists of nine town houses and two 2-bedroom apartments and are arranged in the form of a terrace with each house having a shallow front garden separated from the pavement by a low wall.
The front elevation is traditionally detailed as a Georgian terrace and three storeys in height with a parapet and a steeply pitched slate roof.
The design of the rear has a more contemporary feel with double glazed powder coated aluminium windows and a patinated zinc cladding to the second floor.
Internally each home has a contemporary style with spaces designed to be open, light and airy. These spaces are finished to an exceptionally high standard with an outstanding internal specification.
Externally, the properties have a traditional appearance, in keeping with the historic character of St Peter’s Lane which is designated as a conservation area and recognised as being of national importance.
The properties are traditionally constructed in brick and insulated block, with a beam and block insulated structure to the ground floor of the town houses and the floors of the apartments, with timber floors to the upper floors of the town houses.
There were extensive challenges in the logistics of working on a tight site and in the heart of Canterbury but we used innovative ideas to overcome such challenges. We had materials delivered off site and chose to use our own transport to deliver materials to the site in a timely fashion, there was limited site compound and access and movement was severely restricted.
We always ensured that any deliveries were scheduled for less busy times of the day. Many of our projects are in the education sector and we have become adept at avoiding the morning and afternoon “school runs” to service our sites.