Regent Terrace

Demolition of 1930s building to allow car-free residential development overlooking iconic open space in the city's Central Conservation Area.

Description

Described by estate agents and developer Rheebridge as a 'boutique development' of new apartments and penthouses, Regency Villas overlooks Parker's Piece - one of the city's most iconic open spaces. Beacon was appointed in March 2011 to work on a planning application for five 1-bedroom and six 2-bedroom apartments.

A high profile location and the need to respect established architecture surrounding Parker's Piece were key in securing planning permission and the viability and attractiveness of the Regency Villas development. The client's desire for a premium quality, car-free development meant an emphasis on high quality design, detailing and materials and close collaboration between planning consultants and architects in meeting the client's brief and the city council's approval.

We led pre-application discussions with the council and its Design and Conservation Panel - crucial in ensuring that consent was forthcoming. We also prepared the Heritage Statement to justify demolition of existing houses and the Planning Statement to demonstrate the scheme was compliant with policy.

Outcome

Planning permission granted February 2012.

 
ClientRheebridge
LocationCambridge
AppointedMarch 2011
Services providedAdvice   Application  
BP teamJon Burgess   Jenny Page  
ArchitectFreeland Rees Roberts
* Images courtesy of ©Freeland Rees Roberts
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