BRITISH COASTAL LIVING AT ITS FINEST:
SHORELINE CRESCENT MARKS THE FIRST PHASE OF A SPECTACULAR BEACHSIDE MASTERPLAN IN THRIVING FOLKESTONE
Occupying a prominent position on the Folkestone beachfront is Shoreline Crescent, a contemporary take on the traditional Edwardian curved terrace and the first phase of an impressive masterplan, designed by ACME. Constructed by Jenner and delivered by Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Development Company, Shoreline Crescent is the first step in creating a vibrant new community along the historic seafront.
The beachside project, designed by RIBA award-winning architectural practice ACME, will provide up to 1,000 new homes, shops, bars and restaurants as well as attractive public and green spaces, including Leas Square and Marine Parade. A is For_ joined the scheme in 2021 as architects for plot D1, Plot F, Plot H and Plot G, Marine Parade and the Beach Masterplan.
The first stage of this impressive project is the residential release at Shoreline Crescent, comprising 84 design-driven apartments, duplexes, penthouses and townhouses. Prices in the first phase start from £430,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, £640,000 for a two-bedroom apartment, £1.25 million for a duplex, £1.8 million for a penthouse and £1.8 million for a townhouse.
Of the 84 new homes, 54 are one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 562 sq. ft. to 1,409 sq. ft. (excluding outside space), with each benefiting from balconies or terraces. There are also four sizeable duplexes that face onto the beachfront.
There are six prime penthouses available, two of which provide over 1,800 sq. ft. of accommodation across two floors, with three bedrooms – which includes a sky bedroom that benefits from exceptional panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows – and an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room. There are also two spacious balconies and a sizeable roof terrace that total approximately 1,700 sq. ft. of private outside space. There are two 1,600 sq. ft. two-bedroom penthouses, with a similar internal layout and access to around 1,500 sq. ft. of private balconies and terraces.
20 townhouses line the centre of the building and offer direct access onto the beach, with private front and rear gardens and spacious balconies and roof terraces. Each five-storey home measures over 2,100 sq. ft., with the main living spaces spaced across each floor, with over 1,000 sq. ft. of private gardens, balconies and roof terraces, as well as two dedicated parking spaces.
Shoreline Crescent is situated directly on the beachfront. The homes benefit from a prime position with uninterrupted views onto the beach and across the sea, stretching as far as the French coastline on a clear day.
Shoreline Crescent’s flowing curved form echoes the shape of the waves, pebbles and coast. The facade’s white glazed bricks reflecting the changing colours of the sea and sky according to the weather and the time of day.
Built to endure the ever-changing weather patterns experienced on the UK’s coastline every detail of Shoreline Crescent has been meticulously considered. Metal used on the exterior of the building is rust-proof, whilst wall ties beneath the facade are made from the same marine grade materials found on deep sea oil rigs, ensuring longevity and sustainability.
With interiors designed by boutique luxury interior specialists 8 Holland Street, each home at Shoreline Crescent features a warm palette of materials that is inviting to the touch and carefully planned to accentuate the breath-taking views and form a contemporary backdrop for beachside living.
The refined interiors are shaped by elegant open-plan living spaces that features natural wood floors, clean lines and woven carpets that continue the sense of the beach, with a splash of colour through carefully curated artwork, furniture, cabinetry and tiles to create a statement feel that is inherently cosy. Allowing purchasers the choice to shape the homes to their own tase and style three individual palettes are available, including Smooth Pebble, Warm Sand and Natural Seashell.
Providing exceptional private amenities that set a new standard of living in the area, residents benefit from 24-hour Seafront Estate Services, whilst secure and convenient parking is provided for every home, this includes electrical vehicle charging points. There are also bicycle storage spaces, as well as extensive individual, secure storage units available for rent within the development. Each home at Shoreline Crescent is connected to superfast broadband, which will make working from home as easy as being in the office.
Residents will also have the benefit of an expansive landscaped residential garden on the podium level of the development, which offers feature planting, well-kept lawns, wild zones to encourage bees and insects and seating areas. Shoreline Crescent connects to a newly built beachside boardwalk adjacent to the award-winning Lower Leas Coastal Park. The promenade also continues from Lower Leas Coastal Park towards Hythe.
The boardwalk easily connects residents to the Harbour Arm, which has quickly become the Kent Coast’s leading food and beverage destination, and provides access to a thriving waterside community attracting many artistic industries with the town’s Creative Quarter providing an urban village of designers, filmmakers, musicians, web developers and artists amongst the 90 or so restored buildings. Folkestone was recently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK due to its thriving arts community and public spaces, such as the refurbished train station, viaduct and Fountain Square, as well as high-achieving schools and its proximity to both London and the Eurotunnel.
Perfectly located, Shoreline Crescent is a short walk to Folkestone Central station, which provides direct trains to central London in under an hour, whilst the Eurotunnel station at Folkestone connects directly to Calais. Gatwick Airport and is just over an hour away by car, with London City Airport one hour and 30 minutes away.
For further information on Shoreline Crescent contact the sales team on Tel: 01303 760 940 or visit www.shorelinefolkestone.co.uk