Romilly Quarter, Barry

This project involved the conversion of a pair of Listed Buildings in Barry into 10 houses. The site was occupied by a Victorian church and an associated school hall. The Church is a Grade II Listed 19th Century gothic revival church building which is recognised for the quality of its Perpendicular styled entrance elevation. Whilst earlier proposals for the conversion had focussed on flats, our strategy focussed on houses to limit the impact of the development on the listed building. This strategy enabled us to preserve more of the architectural features of the church and provide large spaces in which the original church can be read.
This project required our close collaboration with the developer, building control and the local authority’s conservation officer. This allowed us to create a design that was commercially viable with improved thermal performance, without compromising the historic character of the buildings.
The project won the 2016 RICS Award for the best UK residential development.