The Horsebridge Centre

The mixed use redevelopment of the Horsebridge and Brownings Yard site in Whitstable, Kent, provides community, retail and residential accommodation.

Horsebridge Exterior 3

The Horsebridge Centre has become a focus for the town, characterised by a striking and iconic copper roof and associated public square and band stand.

Five 600sq.ft retail units link The Horsebridge with the High Street and a 3000sq.ft restaurant addresses the new square. The residential element comprises 34 two and three bedroom apartments and town houses.

Our design was chosen in a public competition, to replace the car park and former buildings; a 19th Century slipper bath building, an old community building and a workshop.

The end result of the redevelopment has been described as ‘gentle’ architecture and not only captures the unique atmosphere of the town with its narrow, winding alleyways and timber-boarded houses, but combines historic architectural references with modern design.