Plaice have successfully sought planning approval for a new mixed use development in the centre of Felixstowe, Suffolk.

The site, a former auction house will make way for three ground floor commercial units with street frontage, under croft parking and cycle storage along with nine two bedroom flats, maximising the sites potential. The principal design feature is the first floor external courtyard which forms access to the residential units.

The application received favourable comments, stating that “it will enhance the streetscene and townscape through its well considered form, modelling, choice of materials, architectural styling and overall quality. This will ensure that the design is complementary to the surrounding streets that are within the conservation area, in terms of its high standard of design.”

Our client is seeking offers from interested parties to build out the proposal.



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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2019

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

The team recently took part in a learning and hands on session with the Anglia Lime Company finding out how the traditional building material can be applied in design.

Buildings constructed with lime and traditional materials have stood the test of time. Lime has been used in construction since the 4th Century BC; and typical examples include buildings from Ancient Roman and Greek Empires to timber-framed cottages in the English countryside.

The use of lime in construction can be applied to renovation and new build projects and varies from mortar joints for brickwork where it provides a softer, flexible material to protect the bricks along with plaster and render to provide a vapour permeable layer allowing moisture inside a building to escape.

The session ended with the team being able to try their hand at traditional lathe and plaster application. If you have any queries about using lime or any material as part of your design aspirations please get in touch.

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AuthorGlen Read

Following successfully achieving planning consent for the extension and conversion of Dorincourt Guest House in Felixstowe, Plaice are pleased to have received the commission to develop detailed designs for these new contemporary apartments. The construction works are planned to commence in July 2018 with view to welcoming the first residents in the spring 2019.

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2018

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