ONE62 is a development by MELT Homes, comprising six contemporary and stylish apartments in the seaside town of Hythe in Kent. Designed by award winning architect Guy Hollaway, ONE62 contemporary design delivers a modern feel while remaining in harmony with the surrounding streetscape and adjoining listed building.

Our objective with ONE62 was to create a contemporary and sustainable development where all apartments have balconies or outside space. Prior to development, the site was an underutilised parking area accessed from the back of the High Street. We have brought it to life, delivering a contemporary and sustainable building that fits in with the more traditional surrounding buildings of this picturesque English seaside town.

In keeping with the high quality external finishes and appearance of the building, the internal specifications of the apartments are high. The development has been carefully designed to meet our target audience’s needs - the wealthy downsizer. They are seeking the convenience of being in the town centre location and don’t want the maintenance that comes with owning a large house, but still want high end, luxurious living spaces.

We had to overcome several challenges to complete this development. The first was that the site is located in a constrained space in the town centre, which proved challenging from a logistical and access perspective. We also faced the challenge of delivering a high spec finish within a tight budget. We worked hard on value engineering and sourcing in order to deliver the project without compromising the end result.