The location on the outskirts of Llanfairfechan was the ideal setting, as it is walking distance from the town centre and within easy reach of the A55. The site is partially located in a conservation area and partially in a flood zone. We were able to overcome these challenges through sensitive design solutions and working closely with stakeholders including the housing association, local authority and conservation departments. Proximity to neighbouring properties and a steeply inclined access road provided us with some challenges, but careful planning meant the build was free from unforeseen complications.
Logistics and planning were key to the success of this project. Brenig sourced and purchased the land, managing the whole process in-house. We engaged with the housing association, drew up the plans and obtained planning permission. The complex requirements thrown up by the challenges of the site were all incorporated in the design stages and we managed the relationships at every stage.
23 of the 28 homes were allocated to social housing with the remaining 5 reserved for intermediate rent, aimed at key workers with an annual household income of £15,000-£30,000. As part of our commitment to wider community benefits, we were involved in local sponsorships of clubs and events, as well as organising presentations and visits for students from the local college. We were also able to carry out refurbishment works on the local library at-cost, giving some much-needed TLC to a vital community resource. The build was completed on time and on budget to a high standard, meaning a very satisfied client.