Planning permission has been received for O’LearyGoss Architect’s designs for an apartment development on a steeply sloping site in Weston-Super-Mare. The project on Atlantic Road South for the PG Group, provides 18 high quality apartments with generous proportions, outside space and sea views. Two of the apartments are large penthouses with extensive rooftop terraces.
Located within a conservation area of largely Victorian villas, the design echoes the traditional materials and detailing to the street elevation. The multi-faceted slate roof and gables facing the street completes the sympathetic design. The seaward facing side of the building is contemporary in design, with render finish and cantilevered balconies. The set-back penthouse level is clad with raised seam metal
As well as using robust materials, the sustainability of the building is enhanced by taking a ‘fabric first’ approach with insulation levels being taken well above the requirements of the Building Regulations. One third of the apartments meet the criteria for accessible and adaptable dwellings.