Client: Blyth Valley Borough Council
Status: Completed 2009
The Blyth Beach Chalets project results from the desire of Blyth Valley Borough Council to open up the Blyth Links, and create a vibrant facility for the local population. IDPartnership-Northern’s design reacts to the complex local historical and environmental constraints, to sit comfortably within its context. The external materials are predominantly natural, but delivered in a modern, contemporary design. The construction of the chalets is designed for a speedy and efficient build, with limited life maintenance costs. The use of environmentally friendly construction techniques and renewable energies reduce the impact of the scheme on its surroundings.
The scheme consists of twenty chalets in two blocks of ten, accessible from the promenade. The scheme also includes an associated wind turbine, to the rear of the chalets, which is connected to the chalets and the national grid. The roofs of the chalets are sedum green roofs, which help the chalets to blend in with the natural dune landscape within which they are set. The incorporation of artworks and a series of light features were also a key feature of the chalet’s design.