Firepool Lock

  • Location

    Taunton, Somerset

  • Client

    Crest Nicholson South West

  • Value

    £14m

  • Completion

    2014

  • Size

    236 apartments

Plans to develop the canal-side are under way

Firepool Lock is one of five regeneration areas being promoted by Taunton Deane Council under the banner: Project Taunton. A mixed use masterplan has been agreed for the area, and this scheme comprising 100 apartments and four townhouses is the first phase.

The accommodation is arranged in three blocks alongside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal and includes a landscaped private courtyard and parking. A new public open space has also been created. The building elevations are render and timber with the penthouse level entirely in timber clad with zinc standing-seam roofs.