The site of a former 1930’s cinema and amusement arcade and located within a designated Conservation Zone known as Douglas Promenade, Spectrum is a stunning waterfront development of studio, 1 and 2 bed apartments, designed for modern and contemporary living.
Spectrum is located central to the sweeping arc of Douglas Bay, within easy reach of all that the Island’s capital has to offer.
The main shopping and Business areas, located in the heart of Douglas, can be reached by a short walk along the Victorian Promenade, this central location also opens up easy access to a wide variety of excellent restaurants, cinemas, theatre, sports and fitness centres all found in the town.
PRINCIPLE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
• Maintain and protect the existing façade to former cinema building during construction
• Harmonious link of old with new proposal by incorporating existing design features into the scheme
• Maintain scale and rhythm with surrounding Victorian Buildings by breaking the elevations into 3 vertically emphasised blocks
• Create private communal space for building occupants within the development
• Material Specification to be suitable for aggressive marine environment
• Provide generous and private parking areas for building occupants
Built using traditional masonry construction walls and cast in-situ concrete floors with floating floor over, Spectrum’s superstructure offers superior thermal and acoustic values.
ECO FRIENDLY ELEMENTS
Apartment and internal communal lighting will have dedicated energy efficient light fittings installed where applicable. All external lighting will have dedicated energy efficient light fittings with timer and daylight cut-off control.
All the apartments within Spectrum are being heated with High Efficiency electric storage heaters, with electricity being provided during “off-peak“ times.
All waste produced through construction is minimised. The waste is segregated on site and then re-used or recycled, eg waste bricks are crushed to form hardcore, waste timber is taken to the local Energy from Waste plant where incinerated items produce power to pump back into the local power grid.
We use as many “ethically sound” materials as possible, e.g. timber from FSC sources, and wherever possible our materials our sourced locally reducing energy consumption through transportation. Wherever possible all white goods ( where supplied ) have a minimum energy efficiency rating of A or A.