Godwin Road, Cliftonville

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Thanet Council acquired the original four storey detached Victorian property at 1 Godwin Road in 2011 due to its deteriorating condition.

In 2013 artist Alex Chinneck was given consent to make alterations to the front of the building for the “From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes” art installation, know as ‘Slippy House’. WW Martin donated labour and materials for the construction of the installation, which attracted visitors to Margate from all over the world.

The exciting installation became a treasured feature in Margate after it was transformed it into unique art by making it look like the facade had slipped into the front garden. Part of the upper floor of the four-storey property was also exposed as curving bricks, windows and a door below gave the illusion that the front of the house was sliding away.

After a year long installation 'Slippy House' was demolished completely in 2016 to make way for redevelopment.

Following the demolition of 'Slippy House' we have now redeveloped the site to include the reconstruction of the original basement and construction three upper levels. The new build has been designed in a sympathetic Victorian style comprising 2no 3-bedroom properties one providing 3-bedroom accommodation in the basement and ground levels the other also a 3-bedroom accommodation on the 1st and 2nd floors.


Client: Thanet District Council
Architect: Potter Raper Partnership
Engineer: Ellis and Moore
Consultant: Chris Evans Consulting

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