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Location :
Year :
Client :
Rest Bay apartments
Porthcawl, South Wales
2011
Mayo Property Development
Project Description :

This development is located in the coastal town of Porthcawl involves a proposed new convalescent home, the conversion of an existing Grade II Listed Building into 34 residential apartments and the provision of 25 new build apartments.

 

The Listed building sits on a prominent site overlooking Rest bay, affording wonderful views over the Ocean and along the coastline. The building history boasts Florence Nightingale as one of its benefactors.

 

Our proposals for the new build residential pays deference to the majesty of the historic listed Convalescent Home known as ‘The Rest’ while creating contemporary living. New 2 and 3 storey apartments enclose a landscaped courtyard to west of The Rest, while removal and reconfiguration of existing buildings benefit the aspect and prospect of the listed building. Care has been taken to promote harmony between the old and new buildings and although contemporary in form, the new build borrows architectural reference from the listed building.