About Seaton Beach
Seaton Beach is a stunning new development of luxury beach front apartments located in Seaton, Devon.
Seaton is a seaside town on the South West coast of England which is part of the unique Jurassic Coastline. This stretch of the Dorset and East Devon coastline was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The local region has areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the picturesque Axemouth Harbour, the Axe Estuary and the Wetlands Wildlife Centre.
This stunning development is to be found just west of the Harbour and within a short walking distance of the town centre.
About Seaton Beach Developments Limited
The company’s vision for Seaton Beach is to build a beautiful building that will stand the test of time and which will become a landmark for Seaton. Since May 2015 a great deal of time and thought has gone into the design, which we believe reflects the beauty of Seaton’s coastline and the surrounding countryside, whilst at the same time, provides spacious and elegant accommodation throughout the seven 2-bedroom apartments and the 3-bedroom penthouse.
The striking, contemporary, yet sympathetic design gives the apartments the special qualities of space and light in the interior which are more than matched outside by the spectacular balcony sea views along the coastline. We have incorporated elements of the beautiful vista into the design by adding curves into the sea front balconies in order to mirror the shape of the bay. The use of colour on the side windows and on the balconies will highlight the beautiful red cliffs and at ground level we plan to utilise pebbles on the exterior, reminiscent of the beach, thus creating texture and a natural look.
Please continue to look at our website over the coming weeks. We will be adding more information pertaining to the design features, along with our plans for effective storage solutions and beautifully fitted bathrooms and kitchens. Other features regarding the bespoke fit out of the apartments, such as superior fitted wardrobes, glass doors and lighting design, in addition to many more plans are in the pipeline and we hope to engage our future purchasers in this process to enable them to personalise their apartment to suit their own needs and desires.
About The Team
Seaton Beach is a private Limited company formed speciﬁcally to deliver this high quality project with a credit line to facilitate the project from secured private funding. The four directors are Mike Dowling and Anne Baker from Axminster and Audrey and Mike Webb from Worcestershire. All four have as passion to help Seaton thrive. Mike D has developed property both in the UK and abroad and has a keen eye for ﬁgures. Anne B has interior design ﬂair and a passion to deliver a beautiful building both inside and out. Both have come out of early retirement to focus on this project in between their amateur dramatics rehearsals. Audrey and Mike W have diverse business experience latterly property related with a portfolio both in the UK and abroad. As members of the National Landlords Association and accredited by local authorities, they have an eye to compliance and detail. Audrey and Mike enjoy swimming and keeping ﬁt and combine this with long dog walks in the beautiful Devon Hills, great fun for Pepper and Mr Bob, their rescue dog.
We are all keen environmentalists with a desire to deliver a sustainable project that offers low running costs, to that end our Managing Director is a member of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB). www.aecb.net
About our Experts
From day one we have created a team of professionals who have assisted greatly with this project. We thank them for their efforts so far and to show this joy in collaboration we list them below in date order of engagement.
Estate Agent for the site acquisition: Fulfords Estate Agents, with particular thanks to Will Dunford for assisting us in securing the Trebere property, the development site. Based in Seaton they offer an excellent service with a personal touch. www.fulfords.co.uk 01297 24224.
Solicitors: Excello Law our Corporate Solicitors with speciﬁc thanks to Peter McHugh on 0151 230 2450 www.excellolaw.co.uk/who-we-are/meet-our-lawyers/peter-mchugh/
Insurance Brokers: CJN Insurance Services Ltd of Worcestershire have sourced and provided all our insurance requirements. www.cjninsurance.co.uk
Architects: Clifton Emery Design achieved planning permission 01392 368866 www.cliftonemerydesign.co.uk
Passivhaus Architects: Gale & Snowden Architects 01392 279220 www.ecodesign.co.uk
Land Surveyor: West Country Land Surveys Ltd. (Exeter) 01392 875174 www.westsurv.com
Geo technical Surveyor: David Roche Geo Consulting (Exeter) 01392 217200 www.drgeo.co.uk
Flood Risk Consultant: Awcock Ward Partnership (Exeter) 01392 409007 www.awpexeter.com
Ecologist: Darwin Ecology (Shaftsbury) 01747 858407 www.darwin-ecology.co.uk
Planning Consultant: Collier Planning (Taunton) 01823 334283 www.collierplanning.co.uk
Structural Engineer: Sands Consultants (Exeter) 01392 421600 www.sands-consultants.co.uk
Asbestos Surveyor: Sterling Technical Services Ltd. (Yeovil) 0845 269 2879 www.sterlingsurveys.org.uk
Party Wall Assessor: The Robinson White Partnership (Exeter) 01392 824444 www.robinson-white.com
Passivhaus Consultant: Nick Grant at Elemental Solutions for design appraisal for Passivhaus compliance www.elementalsolutions.co.uk
Drainage Surveyor: Oliver at Ispytechnology 0800 056 54 32 www.ispytechnology.co.uk
This list will keep growing as our project progresses, watch this space.
About our Journey
We saw the site potential in May 2015 and thanks to excellent legal work by Peter McHugh we secured the site in less than a month.
We then interviewed various RIBA architectural practices, knowing a quality design would be required to meet the opportunity this project presented. We settled with Clifton Emery Design and so the project commenced. The Architects team headed by Mark Timms have been both creative and resilient in delivering a design to meet the needs of all interested parties but fundamentally our purchasers, designing dreams by the sea to live in.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) and Seaton Town Council (STC) were consulted at early stages to provide design input and feedback. Our proposal, originally for 6 ﬂoors going back deep into the site, was presented to the Design Review Panel in Taunton in November 2015 at the recommendation of EDDC and this exciting scheme got their approval.
Neither EDDC or STC supported 6 stories and wanted the depth reduced. Following consultations with the neighbouring properties, we withdrew the scheme, revised the height and depth and re submitted. The STC approved this but at the EDDC planning committee in August 2016, we were refused by 1 vote. Again we sought guidance from EDDC planning ofﬁcers, revised the scheme further to the plans as shown on this website and reapplied for planning permission on 18th November 2016.
Planning permission was ﬁnally granted on 7th February 2017.
Now the second and most exciting stage of our journey begins, the construction of this magniﬁcent building.
We are working on the Building regulations compliance and shaping the structure to ensure a robust building of great beauty as we speak, again watch this space for further developments.
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