Design:Aldeburgh is a small coastal town with a reputation for having a varied and highly attractive townscape. Its unique character and idiosyncratic buildings have had a major influence on the design of the new building.
The site, which forms the southern most boundary of the town, lies outside the Conservation Area and is adjacent to Fort Green car park. The prominent location of the site affords views of the sea, the river and Slaughden to East, West and South.
A new building should not only take advantage of its unique location; it must make a serious attempt to improve the environment of its immediate location.
Both existing buildings and modern buildings from the area have influenced the design. Subsequently a design has evolved that clearly inherits an ‘Aldeburgh’ feel to it. The nautical styling and complimentary mixture of texture and colour in the use of materials reflects and enhances the character of the surrounding area.
The four-storey design compliments the variety of the Aldeburgh skyline and takes advantage of its location in the same manner as the existing buildings surrounding it.