Located 70m from the edge of the country and adjacent to arguably the most iconic defining characteristic of the British Isles, the white cliffs of Dover, this stunning new dwelling was allowed at Appeal on 13th July 2017 following and earlier refusal by Dover D.C.
The Para 55 site is within the Kent Downs AONB, Heritage Coast and is immediately adjacent to the Saxon Shore Way SSSI.
The principal strategy was to stitch the site and building into the calcareous grassland landscape and chalky cliff tops. The curved building form provides south facing amenity space and allows seascape views out to both the east and west. Along the inside of the internal curve facade integrated ‘Solar Wall’ provides warm air to be fed into the MVHR system, thus reducing the heating requirements of the house.