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New homes in the centre of Chichester balance contemporary living with the historic Roman setting.
Perhaps one of the largest regeneration projects within the City Walls for many years, the design of this scheme sensitively responds to the existing retained buildings on the site, in combination with what is a predominantly new build development.
The shell of the former Shippam’s meat paste factory, on the corner of East Street and East Walls, is retained. Shippam’s is a quintessentially English food brand founded in 1750 in Chichester, although this particular building was operational from 1911.
The design also takes inspiration with the choice of building material, from the adjacent City Wall, built some 1800 years previously around the Roman town. Flint has been used as a construction material since medieval times.
During the investigation of the site, Roman artefacts were discovered, leading to the largest archaeological dig in the UK at the time. The scheme achieved an EcoHomes ‘Very Good’ rating.
Contact: Ian Greves, Jonathan Carter, Jason Rudolph, Michal Seczkowski
Client: Bellwinch Homes / Keir