John Pardey Architects has unveiled its proposed new riverside housing scheme in Littlehampton, West Sussex.
The £1.5 million project, which has just been submitted for planning, will create 12 new homes and will sit within the shell of an existing Victorian workshop.
Lying inside the western edge of a conservation area, the scheme will become the 'last block in a continuous run' of residential developments along the bank of the River Arun.
development is being backed by Jane Wood of Brownfield Estate - the same developer behind Thomas Heatherwick's nearby beachfront café.
Describing the approach to the residential scheme, practice founder John Pardey said: 'We propose an architecture that respects and compliments the existing to produce a unique balance of traditional and contemporary architecture to enrich the character of the surrounding area.
'The combination of masonry and timber offers a very architectural solution of heavy against light weight elements.'
A planning decision is expected in the next three weeks.by Richard Waite