Entries by Jackie Gibb

For the love of architecture

Sensitive and passionate about Margate’s precious architectural heritage. Read this feature to find out how this empty unloved crumbling property in Princes Street was brought back into use. “I’d always rather repair than replace,” Sam Causer says. “That way you can enjoy and live in these buildings because they have the passage of time embedded in them.”

Bun Penny, Herne Bay

Iconic Herne Bay Bun Penny site returned to use The Herne Bay site was previously home to the iconic Bun Penny Pub, which opened in 1899 when the pub was called the Royal Hotel. It changed name in 1972 and closed in 2011 after a devastating fire left it in a state of disrepair. The […]

A new home in Wingham

With the assistance from a NUE loan this project has recently been completed in the village of Wingham. The owner has restored this circa 18th century mid terrace home to include many of the original features and has been renovated to a high standard. The accommodation comprises of the lounge with a feature fireplace, modern […]

Newly converted Kent Cottage in Hythe

Luxury available in old Hythe Cottage   A development formerly called ‘Kent Cottage’ in Hythe has recently been completed. Planning permission was granted to turn the dilapidated property into a new development that would replace the old building and would be in keeping with its original character. Four luxury residential apartments and two commercial properties are […]