FOLKESTONE SEAFRONT STARTING CONSTRUCTION24th of January 2020
We are delighted to announce the start of construction of the Folkestone Seafront development. The first residential building to be built is located at the western end of the site.
ACME’s involvement with the project started in 2016 through an invited competition. The amended masterplan achieved planning consent in 2018, and the first phase of the development received detailed planning consent in 2019, allowing the first plot to progress to construction.
In a playful nod to adjacent Victorian seaside estates, the development creates new urban crescents, articulated with curved bay windows and balconies. 20 town houses comprise the lower front part of the first crescent, rising at both ends to two taller volumes containing 64 apartments and duplexes. Expansive sea views on the beach side are complemented by a raised communal garden on the wind-protected side of the crescent.
ACME AT ARCHITECTS@WORK9th of January 2020
Mark Broom from ACME will speak at the Timber Future seminar of Architect@Work London.
The talk, chaired by Chris Foges, editor in chief at Architecture Today, will explore the recent projects of four London practices that are creating new way of working with timber and exploring new construction techniques.
Mark will focus on the use of timber in the currently under construction IQL Pavilion in Stratford at the edge of the Olympic park.
Please join us on the 29th of January at 3.00 pm at the Old Truman Brewery.
HAPPY 20202nd of January 2020
Happy 2020 from everyone at ACME.