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Island Green, Wrexham


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 has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)