Project:

Princes Parade, Folkestone

Waterfront mixed-use development

Tibbalds were appointed by Folkestone and Hythe District Council as planners and masterplanners for the redevelopment of this 7ha former waste disposal site located on the seafront between Folkestone and Hythe. The site is complex and sensitive, with a number of significant constraints which required creative solutions.

Projects Deliverables:
The masterplan includes a leisure centre, 150 homes, local shops/restaurants, over 3ha of public open space and new vehicle-free promenade
Client:
Folkestone and Hythe District Council
Collaborators:
GT3 Architects, Herrington Consulting, Lloyd Bore, Chris Blandford Associates, Peter Brett Associates
Location:
Hythe, Folkestone
Status:
The planning application was granted consent in June 2020

The masterplan will transform this stretch of the seafront, creating a vibrant addition to Folkestone and Hythe with a new leisure centre, 150 homes, local shops/restaurants, over 3ha of public open space and a new vehicle-free promenade.

Leading a multi-disciplinary team, Tibbalds developed a masterplan which responds carefully to the key design considerations including views, relationship to the adjacent Royal Military Canal (a Scheduled Ancient Monument), ground conditions, flood risk and the need to accommodate various protected species.

In addition to these technical constraints, the redevelopment of the site is controversial within the local community and thus the masterplan seeks to address the concerns and aspirations of local residents and stakeholders as far as possible.

The masterplan will transform this stretch of the seafront, creating a vibrant addition to Folkestone and Hythe with a new leisure centre, 150 homes, local shops/restaurants, over 3ha of public open space and a new vehicle-free promenade.

Tibbalds prepared and negotiated a hybrid planning application which included the detailed design of the leisure centre (to be developed as a first phase) and outline proposals for the remainder of the scheme, including an overarching Environmental Statement. Tibbalds also prepared a Design Code to guide and control the quality of the outline elements of the scheme.

Core Team

Below are some of the key people that worked on this project.

  • Portrait of Lizzie Le Mare
    Lizzie Le Mare
    Associate Director
Portrait of Lizzie Le Mare

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Learn more about Princes Parade, Folkestone and other projects by contacting one of our team

Call Lizzie on 0207 089 2121 or email lizzie.lemare@tibbalds.co.uk