Kinloch Court, Tenby
Waterstone Homes development at the site of the former Kinloch Hotel in the beautiful South West Wales coastal town of Tenby, known as “51 degrees latitude” is perfectly positioned at the top of a cliff providing stunning views of South Beach and surrounding areas to all 14 luxury apartments.
51 degrees latitude has won the Architecture Multiple Residence for Wales award at the Telegraph Sponsored International Property Awards 2016, and highly commended in the overall Architecture Category.
Due to planning requirements, the front elevation had to be retained. Shear Design were the structural designer for the façade retention scheme, which had to account for the highly exposed nature of the site. The innovative design, which negated the requirement for any expensive specialist façade retention system, and also resulted in no penetrations/fixings to the front of the façade; was self-contained within the existing building foot print.
The new building is constructed of load bearing masonry, supporting precast concrete planks, with localised structural steelwork beams to support the large glazed openings and architectural features of the building.
Apartments have been provided within the roof. Its layout and construction is a complicated arrangement to align with planning requirements, formed generally of structural steel supporting cut timber roof.