Princes Parade Update

Faithful + Gould are Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s preferred consultant for  the development of a new Leisure Centre on Princes Parade, Hythe.

The team will consist of Faithful+Gould as lead consultant, quantity surveyor and principal designer; Hadron Consulting as project manager; GT3 as lead architect including landscaping; Engenuiti as structural and civil engineer and ME Engineers as mechanical and electrical engineer..


The Call Off Contract (redacted) was awarded On the 20/06/2019 under Purchase Order SD00462, valued at £1,132,309.50 and signed off by Andy Jarrett (pictured). A Call Off contract also known as a blanket order, is a purchase order which enables bulk orders over a period of time. This is a form of framework agreement that is often used in construction where projects can last for months or even years. All the risk of the contract remains with the authority not the contractor.

Faithful + Gould’s team involvement will be for Phase 1 and 2 of any development which might go ahead. Phases 3 & 4 each relate to the construction of the residential units. It is envisaged that Phases 3 and 4 will be delivered by a private developer as advised by the Council.

Phase 1

  • Site Remediation Works (full site)

Phase 2

  • Construction of Leisure Centre

  • Realignment of Princes Parade Road (including relocation of combined sewer drain)

  • Construction of New Promenade

  • Associated External Works and Drainage (including public car park space) for the above

  • Associated main incoming services

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Everything withing the red boundary line and the yellow & green area has been costed out at £2,551,000. The Blue area – The proposed Leisure Centre and the Green Area – the new proposed 11 metre wide promenade are costed out at £13,512,300. The purple area – the road re-alignment and mains services are costed out at £4,200,000, so a total of  £20.2 million, from an overall budget of £29,065,000.

For those of you not aware the Save Princes Parade group have begun the process of starting a Judicial Review by sending their pre-action protocol letter. The Court expects the parties to have engaged in correspondence in an attempt to avoid litigation (which should be a last resort). The pre-action protocol letter provides an opportunity for both parties to explain their positions and for the prospective Defendant (the Council) to reconsider its position (where appropriate). Non-compliance with the protocol where it applies “will” be taken into account by the Court when determining costs.

So although the Council move forward at pace, all is not lost because as they say, it’s not over until the fat lady sings and  you’ve got have …

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1 Comment on Princes Parade Update

  1. Why architects from “studios in Newcastle upon Tyne and Nottingham?”

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