Flats, Paradise Road

The site is situated at Paradise Road, King’s Lynn. It is a four-storey building with 14 flats located at the corner of Paradise Road and Market Street adjacent to the Post Office and King’s Lynn Museum. The ground, first and second floors have three flats each, and the top floor pod has two flats.

The building was designed to complement the surrounding area and provide various finishes. Some interesting architectural features of the adjoining properties were incorporated into the proposals so that continuity is consistent with the immediate area. The stone plinths, stone cills and arches to all window and door openings, windows set back in their reveals, parapet walls at roof level capped with stone copings etc, were included. The ground floor walls were finished with a slip course of buff-coloured reconstituted stone cladding to represent stucco render. A projecting buff-coloured reconstituted stone band were provided with a definite delineation between the reconstituted stone cladding below and the facing brickwork above.

The new building was positioned to make the best use of the site and to provide an attractive street frontage. The continuous facade of the building reflects the similar facade treatment of the former Post Office building opposite the development site. The building has been set back from the pavement to Market Street and Paradise Road in order to provide a planting strip fronted by a low wall topped with wrought iron railings.

A ‘pod’ which forms the two flats at the roof level has been carefully designed so that it is not visible from a street level around the building, the whole building is better balanced, and the ‘pod’ is subservient to the main structure.