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Kite & Kestrel, West Wittering



Permeable Paving and Kerbs & Edging

Located on the band of open countryside between West Wittering and the beach front properties of East Strand, ‘Kite’ and ‘Kestrel’ stand surrounded by the unique coastal views and rural landscape. The two luxurious, contemporary homes, with impeccable attention to detail, replace the tired previous semi-detached farmworkers’ properties.  

The homes are worth £1.2million and £2million and cover 1,900 & 2,700 square feet. Each house features elevated living spaces, with the ‘Sky Room’ offering some of the most uninterrupted and far-reaching views of the countryside location. The properties, although designed to be seen as a collective have their own individual identity. 

When designing the external area, it was important to ensure alignment with the developer’s design objective of a modern yet rural finish. With the properties using a communal courtyard as the only means of access to the driveways, the paving requirements needed to be considerate of this and offer both an attractive yet functional solution.  

To keep in line with the environmental considerations throughout the properties, a permeable paving solution was chosen. With its ability to function as a SuDS system, Tobermore’s Hydropave Tegula was chosen.   


Adam Knibb Architect


England Civils Limited


Junnell Homes

The Challenge

Attractive permeable paving was required for two luxurious rural properties  

Kite and Kestrel have been designed to create an agricultural character with a modern appearance. The two luxury homes located a short walk from West Wittering beach, have been carefully designed to remain connected with the locality.  

The properties required a complementary paving solution that was functional yet aesthetically pleasing. 

Paving was required for the two driveways alongside the shared access courtyard. The developer wanted the areas to be clearly differentiated to give each property its own space.  

Laying patterns were a useful way to subtly break up the area and give individuality to the properties. Whilst kerbing was required functionally, continuity with the overall modern design needed to be considered.  

The developer encountered some difficulties when obtaining planning permission due to the properties high profile and sensitive location. The council’s strong desire to protect the environment of the rural location contributed to the request for a permeable paving solution. 

The Solution 

Tobermore’s Hydropave permeable paving was the perfect SuDS solution.  

Tobermore provided hard landscape products for the courtyard and driveways to achieve the ‘modern, yet rural’ design brief. 

Manufactured to create a rustic, aged appearance, Tobermore’s Hydropave Tegula permeable paving brings elegance and charm to the luxury homes. With its ability to function as a SuDS system, choosing to use Hydropave increased the chances for planning permission approval, whilst aligning with the environmental factors considered when designing the properties.  

Junnell Homes wanted to subtly separate the driveway area from the courtyard, while maintaining the aesthetic appeal. Hydropave Tegula was chosen for both locations, but with different laying patterns and unit sizes.  

A herringbone laying pattern was used for the courtyard, offering an aesthetic appeal and increased trafficability. To ensure continuity of the style, the driveways were also laid with permeable block paving but using duo sizes in a stretcher bond laying pattern, helping to break up the space.  

Fusion Kerb offered Junnell Homes a cost-effective, premium kerb with the striking aesthetics of a granite kerb.