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With the dust of an arduous first quarter finally starting to settle, we can reflect back at some of the exciting projects we have been fortunate enough to have work on so far.

Below is the multiple use scheme for Hermitage properties on Hinton Road, Bournemouth. With a part demolition, part conversion of former night club Crank, we have managed to create four moderate sized bespoke retail units along the newly formed Westover lane – a lane that will be linking the much sought after Westover Road with the potential of newly formed shop frontage on Hinton Road.

On the ground floor we have been able to afford a 4500Sq. Ft. bar with similar above for a restaurant.

Crank Visual

The upper floors utilised for residential units comprising of fourteen two bedded apartments with the seven units on the upper floor having double height spaces more consistent with that of loft style living.

The striking primary elevation draws references from the retained side and rear elevations and aims to link the warehouse feel with a re-modelled front elevation, thus bringing more cohesion to a disjointed street scene along with unlocking the future potential of shop frontage to Hinton Road. Here at dot. its been really refreshing to work with Hermitage Properties, who have been very open to our bold design concepts, and excited at the prospect of what could be (we hope) a real landmark for Bournemouth Town and the Hermitage portfolio.

Working alongside the professionals at Ken Parke planning we are eagerly awaiting a positive decision – touch wood!