Hindle Property Investments has put forward a proposal for 13 apartments with two ground floor retail units in The Markets area of Wrexham town centre, in a scheme designed by Studio KMA.
The Henblas Street site sits within a conservation area, and previously housed the 1909-built Hippodrome cinema, which was fire-damaged in 2008 and subsequently demolished as part of a 2009 retail planning consent.
Studio KMA’s design, now submitted to Wrexham Council, includes 5,109 sq ft of residential space, including 10 studio apartments and three one-bedroom apartments over two upper floors, with 5,190 sq ft of retail at ground floor. The firm said that the design approach demonstrates an appropriate human scale of development, respectful of the surrounding buildings and materials as well as seeking to strengthen the historic urban grain within The Markets area.
Craig Welsh, associate at Delph-based Studio KMA, said: “It’s been rewarding working on such a significant site in the centre of Wrexham, given its historic context, and working alongside the local authority to achieve their aspirations. We received very positive feedback during the consultation phase for the scheme from both the local authority and users of the town centre.
Studio KMA has several ongoing projects in North Wales including a luxury residential redevelopment in northern Anglesey, a retail scheme in Denbigh and a recent instruction for the redevelopment of the Maes Mynnan Hall in Flintshire
Martin Planning has also advised Wigan-based Hindle on the Wrexham project.