May 13th 2014, Cornwall: Devon-based property developer Grenadier Estates has started construction on a £3 million project to create six innovative new beach cottages at Widemouth Bay, Bude, in north Cornwall.
The unique Atlantic View scheme, which stands on the site of a redundant holiday complex and on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, will blend sensitively into the rural, wild heathland landscape of the coastal area.
AECB Members The Bazeley Partnership has cleverly incorporated renewable solutions into the design, including solar thermal panels, air source heat pumps and a Green Roof System. The green roofing, which will be planted with sea thrift, (a common local flowering plant native to the north coast), and other indigenous plants, will reduce energy use as well as help to blend the buildings into the existing landscape.
The design of the stunning new cottages features organic forms in natural materials such as stone and timber. These are sympathetic to the surrounding the landscape and will enhance the rural character of the area. The buildings will also cut into the natural elevation of the site nearer the road, in order to minimise the visual impact of the development. The innovative construction work will be carried out by Holsworthy building contractors JE Stacey & Co. Ltd.
The first phase of the development is due to be completed by Summer 2015.