3 to 7 Tontine Street
Pringle Richards Sharratt were appointed by the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust to work with the Creative Foundation to design a series of mixed use projects in the heart of Folkestone’s Old Town to support creative industries and provide living accommodation for those who work in the creative industries.
This project is one of three the practice has been appointed to design as part of a wider three phase master plan that we were also appointed to prepare.
Our approach has been to re establish the correct floor levels across the building, removing the floor structures that were introduced previously which cut across windows and left a substantial portion of the building’s volume inaccessible. We have created 6 residential units where previously 4 were provided and through a roof top extension added a further two ‘pent houses’. At ground floor the large single space that housed the former amusement arcade will be restored to provide three distinct retail units accessing Tontine Street and The Old High Street.