Ainsley Gommon Architects

Client

Adra

Location

Pwllheli

Value

Undisclosed

Date Completed

Planning Achieved December 2019

Development Overview

This development of over 55’s apartments is located within Pwllheli town centre, on the site of a former office building dating from the 1930’s which will be demolished as part of the works. The scheme has been developed in partnership with social housing provider Adra, delivering a total of 28 affordable apartments (16no. two bedroom and 12no. one bedroom) with some communal facilities.

Due to the tight urban site, the building has been designed to be in-keeping with the scale and massing of the former building, with pitched gables proposed on the front elevation, and a central ‘wing’ appearing subservient to the gables, similar in treatment to the existing elevations. Rooflights help to facilitate lower eaves heights in key locations, ensuring that the front ridge line of the new building is no higher than the building it is replacing.

The palette of materials is simple and reflective of the surrounding area, using primarily stone and render, complemented by the use of a coloured metal cladding to add a touch of modernity and break up the massing of the building.

The development received planning approval in December 2019.