Falcon Wharf, Lewes, East Sussex
Client: Jeary Developments
Scale: 7 houses
Luxury riverside living
This beautiful site in Lewes, East Sussex sits on the bank of the River Ouse and offers stunning views for the occupiers from their balconies.
The building is designed to evoke the style of the historic riverside buildings that were often industrial in their use. Externally the materials and design with the rising pitched roof is very reminiscent of a building of that type however it still has a contemporary appeal.
The dwellings provide a range of flexible accommodation, with either 2 or 3 bedrooms and a range of living rooms. The homes have been designed to suit modern living with plenty of bathrooms, utility rooms, additional storage and even a personal goods lift to deliver your shopping from the ground floor to kitchen level.
Each home has its own private amenity space in the form of south-west facing balconies, and the central 3 homes also enjoy private roof terraces. One of the dwellings has been designed to be wheelchair accessible and fully adaptable to meet any accessibility requirements.
Externally a mix of parking spaces, covered bicycle and recycling storage create a functional and pleasant frontage to the development, and electric car charging docks have been added to cater for any electric vehicles.
After gaining a planning consent via another Brighton based architect the client commissioned Yelo to be their architects for the building regulations and construction stages of the project.
We worked with the client (a contractor/developer) and redesigned many aspects of the building to optimise it to be built using a timber frame construction. With the scheme located next to the River Ouse in Lewes, East Sussex
Due to its location on the banks of the River Ouse this scheme incorporates extensive flood prevention measures and involved careful detailing to secure the properties in the unfortunate event of a flood.
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Original planning design by Turner Associates
Photography by Richard Chivers