Jenner Contractors Ltd continue to work on the first phase of apartments and houses on Folkestone Seafront under enhanced safety guidelines, adapting to all evolving legislation and guidance from the government, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and their own professional safety advisors.
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Work continues to progress well on the first phase of Folkestone Seafront Development. The project has been divided into three parts, The East Block, Town Houses and the West Block. The build sequence commences in the East working through the Town Houses to the West.
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Following the short hiatus caused by COVID 19, work is progressing well on developing the first phase of apartments and houses on Folkestone Seafront. The contractors introduced secure working practices to ensure the safety of their staff and were able to retrieve nearly all of the time lost by the temporary suspension of work on the site.
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Whilst many businesses were required to close following government guidance to lock-down in response to COVID19, the construction industry was actively encouraged to continue operating, providing contractors could comply with social distancing measures and ensure safe working for their employees. Initially some of the advice was unclear and therefore measures proved to be difficult to implement on many construction sites. There were also critical interruptions to the supply of materials and self-isolation by subcontractors reduced the size of available workforces. Jenner Contractors took a duty of care decision to suspend work on the Folkestone Seafront site until these issues could be resolved.
Throughout this pause in work, the management team at Jenner has worked hard to ensure that strict new working procedures could be implemented. These involve enhanced safety, hygiene, social distancing and cleaning measures, working to the clear directive issued by the Construction Leadership Council. We are pleased to advise that these issues have now been addressed and resolved. A management team is now back on site to implement procedures for the safe, phased return to work, with piling and groundworks expected to commence later in May.
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Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company has announced that work will start shortly to build the first 84 homes of the seafront development. Folkestone-based Jenner Contractors Ltd will build this phase at the western end of the site, which received detailed planning permission at the end of 2018.
Design has been undertaken by award-winning architects ACME, who have developed detailed proposals that take full advantage of the location overlooking the English Channel to create an outstanding new community in which to live, work and visit. Outline planning for the entire harbour and seafront site, including up to 1000 new homes, was secured in 2015.
The new homes will be close to the Leas Lift and Coastal Park and will feature spectacular views out to sea and along the coast. As well as private gardens the development will include shingle gardens that lead to the Boardwalk and to the beach beyond, and a new piazza will be created at the base of the Leas Lift.
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SEPTEMBER 2018 – PUBLIC EXHIBITION
In September 2018 the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company held a public exhibition on proposals for the first phase of the redevelopment of Folkestone seafront. We invited people to join us at the exhibition to show how our plans are developing.
In 2015 we were granted outline planning consent for a mixed use development, including new homes, cafes and restaurants, as well as extensive recreational space. In April 2018 a series of amendments to this planning consent (based on the masterplan) were also approved.
The exhibition was a chance to see our plans and hear about how the seafront is changing, meet the team and get your questions answered. If you were unable to come to the exhibition but would like to find out more, you can download a copy of the boards presented here.
It is our intention that the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront development will become an outstanding place in which to live, making the most of its prime location so close to the town centre, historic Leas promenade and the beach.
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