JAR Architecture

Marine Drive

This project involved the demolition of a Nursing Home in Rhos on Sea and the erection of five new apartments. Once the site was acquired, we were given a brief which was following a nautical design and taking ideas from Princess Luxury Yachts. Before we got underway with the design a demolition notice was submitted to demolition the old nursing home. The building was not in poor repair but retaining it for conversion was not an option in this case.

The first scheme we submitted to Conwy Planning had balconies (or decks) running down the side of the building to give a similar look to a yacht. The glass was black, and the top penthouse took a similar shape to the top deck of a yacht. It became apparent that they had not seen anything like this before and were hesitant to approve it. At this point the client was keen to get on site and start building so we submitted an alternate design which both sides were happy with.

The apartments were designed to take in the views of the waterfront location and be larger and more accommodating than those currently on the market. All apartments were 3 bedrooms with a living/kitchen/dining facing the water. Stainless steel and glass balconies fronted all properties, with the penthouse having a wraparound balcony. White render and black glass was chosen to give that clean contemporary look to them.

We were engaged to produce a drawing package for the developer, working closely with engineers and other consultants to coordinate a drawing package for construction. Due to the nature of the design a steel frame and concrete pre cast planks took the form of the main structure and the building was brought up around it. If you are interested in seeing some photos from the build follow the link here.

Project Details



Project Type:

New Build