Project information.

  • Sector Residential
  • ClientPaul Roberts Developments
  • LocationCanterbury
  • Valueconfidential

Project team.

  • ContractorAbbott Construction

The project.

This regeneration project, located adjacent the Westgate Towers in Canterbury, is seeing the former Barretts Land Rover showroom on Pound Lane and St Peter’s Street replaced with new studio apartments. The new development will provide more than 150 apartments across 4 blocks once completed. Alongside this, new ancillary space will be created on the ground floor of the building facing Pound Lane. We worked closely with the developer and chosen contractor in the early stages to manage the development of the project & budget from RIBA 2 to RIBA 4.

Four types of studio will be provided on the site and each unit will have an ensuite bathroom. The development will have landscaping that loops around the inner area of development, providing courtyard style external space for residents. A new road and frontage off Pound Lane will be constructed, which will connect the site to Westgate Hall Road and create a new street scene. The development has been sensitively designed to sit adjacent to the existing buildings and houses on St Peter’s Street and Pound Lane.

The first phase of the project was completed in June 2021. These flats are located on the first and second floor of the existing building, fronting onto and offering views of the bustling high street. The sleek and modern units come partially furnished, offering white goods and wifi as part of the package to renters.  

Work has already begun by the contractor on the next phase of the project, the first new build block. 

A walkthrough of one of the first phase studios can be seen below and is courtesy of Caxtons.