Church House, Tarring Refurbishment and New Build Affordable Housing Development
Client: Worthing Homes
Contract Value: £2m
Duration: 48 weeks
Procurement: Competitive Tender
Completion: April 2020
Contract: JCT Design & Build (2016)
Situated within the Tarring Conservation Area, Church House was a block of 19 studio flats and a three-bedroom house, constructed in 1966. Fifty years on, the accommodation was falling short of modern standards, with underequipped kitchens and shared bath/shower facilities. A significant list of required repairs also led to the decision by owner, Worthing Homes, to demolish the current building and redevelop the site. The new development comprises 3 x one-bedroom flats, 9 x two-bedroom houses, and 2 x three-bedroom houses, together with associated hard and soft landscaping, waste storage and parking.
The new design takes reference from the surrounding conservation area and features design details from the local vernacular, including double-pitched roofs and bay and box windows. The buildings are executed in traditional materials, (predominantly grey brick and black slate), but with contemporary detailing. The existing disused Victorian stable block has been retained and refurbished. Partial perimeter flint walling, and many of the trees on the site have also been retained, resulting in an attractively varied development sympathetic with its conservation area surroundings.
Architect: Kenn Scaddan Associates
Engineer: Fairhurst PLC
Client Agent: Philip Pank Partnership