The development includes: 3 one bed, 9 two bed & 1 three bed flats all with a single associated car parking space. The plan layout is essentially two blocks creating two important elevations, one to Trinity Street and one to Unthank Road. In discussion with the planners and developers and having explored several different layouts this was agreed at as being the most viable. The scheme utilities this important site to the maximum filling the large gap at the rear of the site whilst at the same time retaining an important separation between the front terrace and the rear block and providing a res-sonable well defined amenity space. The massing and scale has been articulated to ensure the size of the building doesn’t become over dominant and change the character of the area typically using similar terrace window elements to scale the building appropriately.
Materials proposed are predominantly bricks to match the terrace housing on Trinity Street, small areas of smooth white render to link with the buildings on Unthank Road and a half storey in Rockwool panel introduced to reduce the perceived mass of the building. The pitched roofing material is to be Minus 7 thermal collector aluminum which from a distance looks similar to slate.
Trinity Street is just off Unthank Road.
Unthank Road is a lively community of shops, cafes and bars. The City of Norwich is within easy reach by foot or bus.
Norwich's geographical separation from the spreading sameness of other English cities has infused it with a rich character all of its own, an invigorating mix of the past and present, of openness and offbeat charm.