We’re really excited to be able to announce that Martello Building Consultancy have been appointed by Compass Builders Ltd to act as Employers Agent and Technical Architect for an 85 unit residential scheme in St Mary’s Bay. The site site in an enviable position, close to a beautiful sandy beach with stunning views out across the English Channel.

Planning Permission has been granted by Shepway District Council for the development which will be called ‘The Sands’ on the brownfield site of a former hotel which was historically demolished as it was in a dilapidated state. The scheme will consist of a range of 3, 4 & 5 bedroom houses and 1 & 2 bedroom apartments (including a number of affordable housing units) and will also include a new landscaped coastal park area, car park and children’s play area.

Enabling works on the site should commence prior to Christmas providing a period for settlement and for the builders works to start in early 2018. The properties will be constructed with a traditional masinry ground floor with timber frame upper storeys. There will be traditional external finishes to the units with rendering and weatherboarding, individual bespoke interiors and feature detailing such as weather vanes.

The development will also include a new access route which is fully KCC Highways compliant.

This £20m scheme is one of the biggest projects that Martello Building Consultancy have been awarded and is a really exciting opportunity to provide much needed, high quality residential units in Shepway. We will be sure to keep you updated with progress on the site through 2018.