Photos | Jenner’s Folkestone seafront development takes shape

Work on phase 1 of the Folkestone seafront residential development is progressing (All images by Matt Rowe)

Kent-based contractor and CIOB Chartered Building Company Jenner’s £44m project to build 84 beachfront homes in Folkestone is taking shape.

Photographs from the start of this year (2022) show progress on the first phase of billionaire Sir Roger de Haan’s masterplan for the area, which will involve the construction of 1,000 homes.

Situated at the foot of the Leas Lift and Coastal Park in the town, close to the Harbour Arm, the new homes consist of 60 apartments split across two seven-storey blocks at the east and west ends of the sites. They are joined by 20 interconnecting townhouses and four duplexes.

The reinforced concrete frame construction is being built on the site of a former boating lake and car park, on foundations of more than 200 piles driven to a depth of 27m.

The building will be faced with white glazed bricks from La Paloma in Spain, as well as white mortar, to protect it from the likelihood of extreme weather and salt spray. More than 24 different specialist bricks are used to create the complex geometry of the convex and concave waves of the facade.

Meanwhile, Jenner is building the balconies from a lightweight aluminium after the original balconies proposed for each home proved problematic in terms of their load-bearing weight.

The development also includes an under-croft car park that allows natural daylight in with openings in the ceilings, as well as featuring EV charging points. Inside, communal areas are being clad with acoustic walls and terrazzo floors.

Completion is due in late 2022.

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  1. Credit to everyone involved in this development, very tidy site as I always say this is great credit to the management team and all the Sub.Cont.on site.
    Well done, great advertisement for the construction industry.
    Denis Lawler
    20th Feb.2022

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