- Location: Connah's Quay, Flintshire
- Client: ClwydAlyn Housing
- Type: New Build
- Value: £3.1m
- Status: Completed
Cassidy + Ashton was lead architect on a £3.1m housing scheme operated by ClwydAlyn Housing that provides accommodation for over 55s in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.
What we did
- Architecture and town planning consultancy
- Full planning application and public consultation
- Principal design consultancy services
The scheme forms part of ClwydAlyn’s large-scale development investment plans across the region to deliver a wide range of affordable housing solutions while addressing the wider issues surrounding a local and national homes shortage.
The completed scheme includes a mixture of 30 high-quality one and two-bedroom apartments over three storeys with parking facilities. It was designed in accordance with the Welsh Government’s Design Quality Requirements (DQR), Lifetime Homes Standards and has achieved Secure by Design Gold Standard.
We worked alongside the client and contractors from the start of this project, which involved the regeneration of the derelict Albion Hotel brownfield site.
Our approach for the design of the modern apartments that replaced the derelict hotel, was to incorporate subtle features, in-keeping with existing surrounding buildings, yet complementing the neighbouring St Mark’s Church, which is a Grade 2 listed building.
The design utilises a pallet of local materials, comprising a mixture of red and blue brick together with white render to provide an attractive, contemporary style. This complements the local vernacular of predominately residential brick properties.
Careful attention was paid to the footprint, scale, massing and elevational treatment in the design of the scheme to minimise its impact on the setting of the nearby listed church and associated vicarage.
Landscaping was also introduced together with enhanced tree screening alongside the church boundary.
Our team is delighted to have been involved from inception to completion on this project, and to contribute to the regeneration of a derelict site, to provide high quality contemporary over 55s housing in response to local needs.
The development was funded by Welsh Government Social Housing Grant, secured in partnership with Flintshire County Council and by private investment from ClwydAlyn Housing Ltd.