The proposed buildings are of contemporary design and detailing, making use of a combination of traditional and modern materials and providing a positive addition to the street scene and offering a significant improvement on the present utilitarian structures on the site.
The north-east and south-east elevations of the building will be clad in a combination of red facing brick and slate-blue flat panels on the projecting bays above the shop fronts and on co-planar areas of the south-east elevation. The brick and panel colours echo those of much of the surrounding traditional housing. The north-east elevation also has a glazed canopy linking the shop fronts and supported on circular columns, painted black. The top of the north-east elevation is articulated by allowing brick panels to project above the eaves line and by bringing the roof forward over projecting bays.
The north-west and south-west elevations are clad in the same red facing brick at lower level, with cream composite flat cladding panels above.
The designers believe that the resulting development proposals for this prominent site are appropriate in terms of size and scale and will provide a positive example of locally distinctive architecture.
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