R G Carter has completed the Whisstocks project in Woodbridge involving the redevelopment of a previous boat yard. 15 high quality apartments, alongside a new heritage building (museum) and boat shed have been built in its place. The site also includes three commercial / retail units and a chandlery (restaurant) building.
The Woodbridge Riverside Trust will reconstruct a full size replica of the Anglo-Saxon boat found at Sutton Hoo, just across the river.
The external larch façade and choice of cladding material used was in keeping with the previous use of the site, which was a well-known boat building yard.
This complex project involved working in-between both the tidal river Deben and also a regional rail line. Part of the works included the construction of state-of-the-art glass flood gates, which will be closed during high tides. The development created a large amount of interest within the community with part of the site being used by a local community group to stage the Kings River Opera last summer.
Julian Wells, Co-founder and Director of FW Properties said: “We are delighted with the completed scheme at Whisstocks which looks even better than we had imagined it would. We have enjoyed working with R G Carter in delivering this development. It has presented numerous challenges along the way which have been fully considered and resolved”.
Drayton Windows carried out the design, fabrication and installation of the curtain walling doors and windows for the project.