23 to 29 The Old High Street
Pringle Richards Sharratt were appointed by the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust to work with the Creative Foundation to lead the regeneration and restoration of these three properties, and the adjacent vacant site located in the heart of Folkestone Old Town conservation area, to create of a number of retail or commercial spaces on the ground floor along with two family orientated residential units on the first and second floors.
Two of the three existing buildings are listed and were identified as ‘at risk’ by Historic England (then English Heritage). We worked closely with the local conservation and planning team to establish a number of sensitive interventions to breathe new life into the two historic buildings, but also the addition of a new structure on the vacant plot to signal the entrance to the newly regenerated Payers park to the south.
Funding for the project was provided by the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Folkestone Historic Townscape Initiative.