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Allies and Morrison's 'playful' Worthing seaside homes win planning

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Worthing Borough Council has approved Allies and Morrison’s plans for 140 new homes, including a ‘curvaceous’ 15-storey tower, on the Sussex town’s seafront

The 22,789m² scheme also includes lower residential blocks of two to six storeys, a beach-front pool, 640m² of retail space, a garden square and a 140m² pavilion containing a café.

The development, for Roffey Homes, replaces a vacant 1960s building and, says the architect, provides a ‘counterpoint to the horizontal massing’ of the adjacent Splashpoint Leisure Centre 1, designed by Wilkinson Eyre.

The new buildings feature ‘curvaceous balconies’ and are of a ‘lantern-like structure’.

We hope the scheme has just the right amount of seaside playfulness

Allies and Morrison partner Paul Appleton said: ‘We hope that it builds on Worthing’s own character by being direct yet having just the right amount of seaside playfulness. We have drawn on the rich history of this fine Regency resort, updating it here to meet the cultural context of the 21st century’.

The scheme is expected to be completed by 2020.

Project data

Location Worthing
Type of project Mixed-use residential
Client Roffey Homes
Architect Allies and Morrison
Landscape architect Lizard Landscape
Planning consultant ECE Planning
Structural engineer Stephen Wilson Partnership
M&E consultant Building Services Design
Main contractor Westbrooke Developments
Completion date estimated 2020
Gross internal floor area 22,789m²

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  • The Worthing Society. and many others, objected to this proposal as being contrary to local and national planning policies, because of its impact on the grade II* listed Beach House - 100 metres north west of the tower - and because the development as a whole does not respond to the character of its surroundings. Approval for the development is therefore controversial locally and was opposed by both of Worthing's MPs.
    David Sawers

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