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Below is an abstract from the design statement.:
5.1 All the buildings in the scheme are designed to be unashamedly modern in appearance and not follow the ‘vernacular pastiche’ stylistic precedent set by the adjoining developments. Plan shapes and dimensions will provide a range of unit sizes, and the requirement of a number of potential occupants for full or part mezzanine floors will result in varying eaves/parapet heights.
5.2 The plans, structure and elevational details will be designed to allow flexibility in sub-dividing the blocks to suit future letting patterns. This will help to ensure the long term viability of the scheme.
5.3 The principal materials to be used for the external envelopes will be architectural masonry, brick, flat panel Trespa and metal cladding, powder coated metal, self-coloured render, and curtain walling with clear glazing and look-alike panels. All cladding panels will be of high quality, with airtightness and insulation values to meet or exceed Building Regulation standards. The horizontal setting out and the sharp edge flush detailing of the panels, together with the strong horizontal lines of the black powder-coated elements, will give a contemporary appearance, which matches public expectation of such developments.
5.4 All shop fronts will have extensive glazed panels amounting to a large percentage of that wall area at ground level and a glazed canopy will run the full length of all the frontages. There will be high level glazing in those units containing a mezzanine floor.
5.5 All pitched roofs will be contained within parapets, with the single exception of the roof of the unit abutting the apartments, where the parapet will be omitted to reduce the effect of overshadowing.
5.6 The gable and rear elevations of unit 24 are very prominent when seen from the A46T and their design reflects this prominence. Extensive use of Trespa and curtain walling in large panels, together with recessed corners exposing circular columns, creates a more massive, urban, scale and form, in keeping with their location.
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