Ainsley Gommon Architects

Client

Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd

Location

Bangor, Gwynedd

Value

Undisclosed

Date Completed

Planning Submitted

Development Overview

Working with Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) this 38 unit apartment scheme is located close to Bangor Railway Station and makes good use of a prominent brownfield site. Formally Bangor City FC Social Club, the site offers a range of one and two bedroom apartment types, with the four storey block sitting above a secure lower ground floor level private car park for the residents.

The site is located on the corner of Deiniol Road (A5) and Farrar Road very close to local amenities, providing 23 two bedroom and 15 one bedroom affordable apartments across a mix of tenures. Level differences across the site are challenging and the proposals have been carefully designed to work with the surrounding roads whilst reducing the impact on neighbouring properties.

The new building is stepped back and carefully articulated to make the most of the corner location. Apartments are light and airy with floor to ceiling glazing in the lounges and main bedrooms. Some apartments have prominent bay windows or balconies with side lights to maximise the amount of daylight entering the apartments. The balconies and set backs within the elevation treatments help to break up the mass of the building. Residents have access to a shared roof garden and secure communal gardens that surround the development, facing the public highway.

The scheme was submitted for planning approval in January 2019.