Planning success for Shaftesbury Court, Lowestoft

By PRP – 14 May 2020

Planning permission has been granted for a new retirement living scheme in Lowestoft. Designed for Sanctuary Group, it replaces an outdated care home and provides 30 one and two bed apartments for shared ownership.

Its proximity to the sea provided an opportunity to develop a strong frontage to the promenade, which reinforces and reflects the local historical character of the South Lowestoft Conservation Area. The new design reinstates the predominant urban grain, whilst still maintaining key views from the surrounding streets and promenade along the seafront.

Communal facilities are clustered around the main entrance to ensure a vibrant social heart to the scheme. Small seating areas have been included at each floor level which overlook the seafront, providing an attractive outlook for residents and an active frontage to the development.

Jenny Buterchi, partner at PRP, “The proposed development places older people at the heart of the community in Lowestoft, close to local amenities and the promenade. Overlooking the sea and neighbouring Kensington Gardens, the beautiful new homes, with generous space standards, will promote independence and wellbeing for those in their later years.”


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