Planning permission has been granted for a new Village Hall in Wickham Market, Suffolk. The proposals include a Main Hall with performance stage, a multi-purpose room, second small hall, new Kitchen and Bar areas, Office and WC facilities. At First Floor level the accommodation will house the Wickham Market Area Archive Centre, which will be accessed by stair and lift.

The Village Hall Committee will now commence a fund raising campaign along with seeking National Lottery funding to raise funds - all being well it is hoped the project will start on site in 2020.

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2018

It’s great to see that our Sustainable Home, Harefield House was included in the December issue of Grand Designs Magazine.

The project was selected as part of ten inspirational timber buildings (focusing on timber construction) showing how working with wood results in strong, dependable homes that look good inside and out.

Plaice worked alongside Mixbrow Construction and Svenskhomes who were able to offer energy efficient techniques whilst providing a flexible off-site pre-manufactured panels to construct the perfect home.

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AuthorChris Game
Categories2018, Awards

Plaice have submitted a planning application on behalf of Suffolk Coastal District Council for a proposed development in the heart of Felixstowe South Seafront.

The proposal sets out plans for a new restaurant, café and events space in Martello Park, the design of which will be based around strong coastal themes and sympathetically balances its sensitive location whilst also being an iconic visual draw to the South Seafront area.

Plaice provided designs for an engagement event that was held by Suffolk Coastal District Council, through Felixstowe Forward, in July 2018 to seek the views of local people about plans for Felixstowe’s future. The majority of the feedback received was positive and supportive. 

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AuthorChris Game
Categories2018

Planning permission has been granted for new bespoke dwelling located along the cliff top in Felixstowe, Suffolk. The home will enjoy commanding views of the sea with private access down on to the beach.

The project also involves the construction of a new swimming pool, pool house and new landscaped gardens. Plaice are currently progressing detailed designs with a view to constructing the property in the summer.

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AuthorNick Loomes
Categories2018

Plaice Design are pleased to announce that Planning Approval has been granted for construction of three new buildings to replace and supplement facilities / services on offer at the Erasmus Foundation in Laxfield, Suffolk, a Spiritual Teaching and Healing Centre run under charity status.

The principle new building will house a large Meeting Room, Lobby / Display Foyer, Restaurant, Catering Kitchen, Toilets and first floor archive storage facilities. Two further independent buildings are also planned, the first a Library / Reading Room with small Kitchen and the second a Cart Lodge / Hayloft to provide machinery storage and for storage of animal feed.

The project was procured through our association / involvement with Community Action Suffolk who run a Pro Help initiative, assisting voluntary and charitable organisations in finding professional services in Suffolk. We have worked closely with the foundations building committee to develop the brief and designs through RIBA Work Stages 1,2 & 3. Our clients are currently seeking different funding streams to make the project a reality in 2018.

The site has been master-planned by the current guardians. Recent developments have seen the construction of a new Healing Clinic, the construction of The Peace Gardens within the walls of the Foundation and a Herb Garden. The land also acts as an Animal Sanctuary. The Centre is an outward looking organisation and encourages visitors to enjoy the gardens and wildlife through a series of open day events. This site lies in a rural environment at the edge of Laxfield’s physical boundary, its landscape characterised by agricultural Farm Land and open fields. 

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AuthorNick Loomes

Plaice Design Co Ltd are pleased to announce that Planning Application has been granted for three new self-contained flats in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

The scheme formed part of a land severance, and we were appointed to carry out a feasibility study to evaluate the possibilities for redevelopment of the land and a full planning application.

We decided to progress with a design based on an Edwardian vernacular that respected the host dwelling and properties located directly opposite the building. Materials were selected to reflect the heritage of the street – namely Suffolk Red bricks laid in Flemish bond, clay plain tiles and sash windows.

The siting of building was particularly important, not to impose on the neighbouring properties either side, whilst also protecting amenity and access to light.

Each self-contained flat will be laid out to provide good sized accommodation comprising, Lounge, Kitchen/Diner, Family Bathroom, Store and two Double Bedrooms, one with an En-suite shower room. A balcony/terrace at the front of the property facing the street, will provide each flat with its own small amenity space.

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AuthorNick Loomes
Categories2017