The site, lies adjacent the southern gateway to the town centre within a conservation area overlooking the historic castle and grounds. The contemporary residential scheme initially drew opposition from local authority planning and conservation officers whose original preference for traditional design was modified during robust consultation  and peer review by  their external design review panel. Town planning studies helped to make our case for a scheme of greater density and height. The practice ultimately gained  consent for 80 contemporary apartments in a 5-6 storey buildings  designed as a mix of affordable and market units set into a  cirque of buildings around a new, publicly  accessible pocket park.

A broader masterplan was prepared  to promote  locality improvements  to  ease access to the town centre.  Additional public realm improvements included a new tree lined walkway extending across the north of the site over rising ground levels  and  site wide landscaping with routeways  improved connectivity  for the benefit of  new residents and the wider community alike.