This vacant brownfield site fronts Old Orchard in Poole – a key link between the town centre and the Quay. Despite being allocated in the Local Plan for mixed-use development and presenting a fantastic opportunity for regeneration, proposals have taken some time to come forward. Redevelopment posed a number of challenges including remediation, flood risk mitigation, impact upon heritage assets and potential amenity conflicts.
The history of former Pottery, as well as the legacy of neighboring contemporary development meant that the proposed redevelopment attracted great interest – captured to some extent in the adopted Poole Quays Forum Neighbourhood Plan. A sensitive approach to the mix of uses and design philosophy was required to deliver an acceptable solution. Through a diligent approach to the preparation, submission, and negotiation of the application, Chapman Lily Planning were able to secure planning permission. As always, we cannot claim all of the credit and would emphasise that we were fortunate to work with an enlightened client and great project team.
The microsite of the public consultation can be found here.
- Focus on the spaces created around the building, their function and degree of intimacy, as well as careful attention to orientation of windows and focus the character
- Detailed technical assessments and reliance on fallback position to demonstrate flood risk betterment
- Working with the Local Planning Authority to agree architectural detailing (proportions, roof space, fenestration and materials)