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Island Green, Wrexham

Synopsis

From our knowledge and experience with buildings of historic interest, we were selected to provide architectural design services on this sensitive and challenging project.


The Brief

The site previously housed a brewery and its outbuildings on land close to Wrexham town centre. This derelict listed building had been earmarked to be transformed into 34 town centre apartments.

These dwellings needed to embrace the buildings’ history while converting them into modern, attractive and functional residences.

We were commissioned to create these bespoke spaces because of our track record for managing listed sites, whilst breathing a new life into unused sites.

Our Solution

Creating the vision originally imaged by the client required a great deal of careful planning and detailing.

Our team worked specifically to retain the original charm and character of the buildings’ exterior. Through the use of vernacular detailing, we carefully renovated the specific details that reflected the site’s history.

We then transformed the interior of this neglected building into apartments that reflected all the modern living requirements of the 21st century. Each space reveals hints of the building’s history, reflecting its unique usage while including the details that create a highly desirable accommodation.

I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to comment on the contribution made by Lawray Architects to the recently completed Combined Services Centre in Llandrindod Wells. As lead consultants on a project with three separate stakeholders, their role was always going to be challenging. I was however, very impressed by the professional manner in which they succeeded not only in delivering a quality final product, but also in balancing with skill and patience the competing demands of their three ‘clients ’throughout both the planning and construction phases of the project. From a Dyfed Powys Police perspective, we were very satisfied with the design solutions offered and the ensuing facilities have received complimentary comments from the occupants

Perry Simpson. Capital Projects Manager

Dyfed Powys Police