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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.

Lawray Architects are an affable bunch of people, easy to work with yet still very professional. That’s especially useful for clients who aren’t used to the everyday business of design, contractors and tenders. They approach the job and client as you would like to think you would do yourself with anyone working in unfamiliar territory.

Daniel Shaw

Torch Theatre General Manager