New Builds.



Brompton Road ends at the coastal path in Bangor West, at the old harbour on Wilson's Point, the former site of an Edwardian retreat called the "Home of Rest".

The site was a steep lawn that swept from the bungalow at the top of the hill down to the sea.

It enjoys breathtaking views over the mouth of Belfast Lough, Carrickfergus, Whitehead and the Mull of Kintyre.

The development comprises four large dwellings; the bottom two are detached. The top building is a pair of semi-detached dwellings.

The developer's brief was to provide turnkey dwellings to the highest standards.

We were tasked with challenging the speculative development market within Northern Ireland, which would ultimately be reflected in every aspect of the concept, design, fit-out and landscaping.

The dwellings were to be of different sizes to provide options for purchase. Still, the entire scheme was to have uniformity and be easily read as one within the mature setting of the Area of Townscape Character.

The site's topography allowed for an arrangement of three tiers, with the lower level of one building coinciding with the roof level of the other, ensuring total views from all six storeys.

Vast expanses of floor to ceiling glazing on the seaward side of the façade allow the view to be part of the space rather than having to go over to the window to see it.

Careful design of the steel structure has ensured frameless corners to the glazing contrasting with the dark European linear brickwork on the facades and natural stone boundary walls.

The interiors are deliberately minimalist but with a fully integrated, complex net of services and installations.

Nothing has been left to chance; floor finishes are continuous from room to room.

Deep-set recessed spotlights and concealed halo lighting work seamlessly alongside recessed skirting boards, architraves, door sets and shadow gap detailing.

This provides a muted, high-quality backdrop to the life within the spaces.

The topography has been manipulated and soft planting incorporated in strategic locations to provide terraces and lawns that are both private from the public realm and the adjacent dwellings.