The project was the first step towards regenerating the area of St. James’ Street, with new retail outlets, restaurants and further houses planned. The purpose built apartments, set in a conservation area, were developed to provide compact accommodation for the retired residents of Dover. The design of the apartments reflects the character of the existing 19th Century Castle Street frontage with its raised roof profile. The detailing, fenestration pattern and selected external materials, integrate seamlessly with the setting of the conservation area.
Kingspan TEK was specified for the build because it holds a Green Guide A+ rating for the system’s energy efficient properties. The high thermal performance of the SIPs construction results in a low heating load which makes the use of electric storage and panel radiators viable. Creating this level of warmth was key for Dover District Council to provide vulnerable and elderly residents with warm homes whilst also keeping fuel bills low and manageable, particularly in the cold months of winter.
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