The scheme is packed with green credentials making it one of the most environmentally friendly projects of its kind in the Southend area featuring initiatives to harness solar power and ground source heating to reduce energy costs.
It will be put forward to Southend Council for planning permission early February and has been designed to blend sympathetically within the Town’s conservation area and will significantly enhance as well as protect the seafront cliffs which have been blighted by slippage in recent years.
It offers state of the art architectural design which includes solar panels for energy savings, brown water initiatives to recycle rainwater, ground water for heating, cooling and hot tap water, and the imaginative use of atriums to capitalise on natural daylight.
“Until now all of our redevelopment schemes have been in central London,” said C.G. Pettersson Managing Director “But we have been impressed by what we have seen in Southend and the potential the town offers both as a growing business hub and residential area.”
“Fast travel links with London, a growing airport together with quality schools and services helped us decide that this was the place where we wanted to invest and we look forward to presenting our detailed plans in early 2015.”
These plans include a quality restaurant at ground level, three luxury penthouse suites and a further 21 two bed apartments. There will be 25 underground car parking spaces.
The Esplanade Scheme to the west of the Pier also offers the potential to complement other residential and commercial schemes currently under consideration in seafront areas to the East of the Town and Redab believe that its scheme will add another positive step forward to regenerate the seafront and surrounding area.
As part of the construction essential piling will be required to help stabilise the cliff area and subject to planning approval, this will be handled to cause the least amount of disruption to both local residents and wildlife.