Nautical features for flats

A NEW multi-million pound waterfront flats development is to be built in Portishead. The development, which has yet to be named, will be situated in the centre of the public promenade of Port Marine's East Quay. The building will be divided into two U sha

A NEW multi-million pound waterfront flats development is to be built in Portishead.The development, which has yet to be named, will be situated in the centre of the public promenade of Port Marine's East Quay.The building will be divided into two U shaped blocks and include 140 one, two and three bedroom apartments, 180 parking spaces plus a central landscaped promenade. There will also be a commercial unit alongside the new homes.The mixed use scheme was designed by Bristol based architects Stride Treglown and is being developed by Persimmon Homes Severn Valley.Persimmon Homes Severn Valley sales director David Wild said: "We are delighted to be bringing this new development to Port Marine."This scheme will create a real focal point on the East Quay with its unique design drawing upon the marine location and including nautical features such as the horizontal white bandings of ocean liners, the maritime flavour of timber and the frivolity of art deco seaside hotels."Alongside this, the scheme will vary in height from three to seven storeys offering residents fantastic elevated views across the water, plus the benefit of having the marina and its growing number of amenities quite literally on their doorstep."Work on the development is expected to start in the New Year with the first flats being completed in summer 2009.


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