Housing

The Citrus Building
Bournemouth

Client: Morgan Sindall Investments

  • Architecture

  • Town planning

  • Urban design

  • Environmental planning

  • Landscape architecture

  • Graphic design

Awards
2016: LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals -
Winner - Best High Volume New Housing Development

2016: Local Authority Building Control South West Region Awards 

Best new high volume house building 

Planning approval for a mixed-use development at Leyton Mount in Bournemouth town centre was achieved as the first project developed by the Bournemouth Development Company (BDC).

The BDC is an innovative public-private partnership established in 2011 to deliver regeneration and investment in Bournemouth town centre.  The long-term partnership, formed of Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, is set up to bring forward a number of developments in the coming years. 

The design and appearance of the building is intended to reinterpret the adjacent sweeping terraces of the conservation area through a contemporary architecture approach.  Key elements of the façade include front projecting ‘box’ elements to break up the massing and a spectrum of coloured panels to add visual interest to the frontage and reflect a transition from ‘park’ to ‘town’ as it turns the street corner.  The use of an autumnal colour themed palette is also intended to help successfully integrate the new building into its park surroundings.

The design team has used the code for sustainable homes as a formal benchmark for assessing the sustainability credentials of the apartment element of the scheme.  The objective is to meet level three of the code for sustainable homes and where possible to exceed this standard, particularly for energy.