MMAS Architects

MMAS Architects

Wellington Park streetscape is characterized by predominantly 3 storey terraced dwellings set back from the tree lined footpath with a mix of small garden spaces, paved areas and car–parking to their front. The development site is located mid terrace along Wellington Park over 3 storeys with an ornate double bay frontage. The proposal is therefore for living accommodation over three storeys. The ground floor car park is accessed from the existing established vehicular access to the site. The roof is set back from the facade to express the monolithic nature of the block and reduce its visual impact. A single apartment is accommodated within the roof form and a communal terrace is also accommodated at this level that opens to the south and provides views towards the Cavehill. All built in brick the intention is to integrate and connect with the immediate and wider townscape agenda. The vernacular and geometric proportions of the facade along Wellesley Avenue have been reinterpreted and re–modeled, thus creating a modern development suitable for family living.

Wellesley Avenue has a similar mix of two and a half and three storey building forms constructed from Belfast brick. However front doors open directly onto the street. This stock is engrained in the city’s rich heritage and identity. Whilst not advocating an imitation to the past, our proposal shall reflect the dynamics of this location, the availability of local materials and the built character of what had gone before.

Much of the character and quality of rear returns within the area derives from a range of 2 and 3 storey pitched roof forms finished with Belfast brick or render. Over the years these returns have been greatly altered in an adhoc manner, with many originals demolished and re–built at a much larger scale (with some built over the entire rear footprint) to accommodate changing building uses.

Wellington Park streetscape is characterized by predominantly 3 storey terraced dwellings set back from the tree lined footpath with a mix of small garden spaces, paved areas and car–parking to their front. The development site is located mid terrace along Wellington Park over 3 storeys with an ornate double bay frontage. The proposal is therefore for living accommodation over three storeys. The ground floor car park is accessed from the existing established vehicular access to the site. The roof is set back from the facade to express the monolithic nature of the block and reduce its visual impact. A single apartment is accommodated within the roof form and a communal terrace is also accommodated at this level that opens to the south and provides views towards the Cavehill. All built in brick the intention is to integrate and connect with the immediate and wider townscape agenda. The vernacular and geometric proportions of the facade along Wellesley Avenue have been reinterpreted and re–modeled, thus creating a modern development suitable for family living.

Wellesley Avenue has a similar mix of two and a half and three storey building forms constructed from Belfast brick. However front doors open directly onto the street. This stock is engrained in the city’s rich heritage and identity. Whilst not advocating an imitation to the past, our proposal shall reflect the dynamics of this location, the availability of local materials and the built character of what had gone before.

Much of the character and quality of rear returns within the area derives from a range of 2 and 3 storey pitched roof forms finished with Belfast brick or render. Over the years these returns have been greatly altered in an adhoc manner, with many originals demolished and re–built at a much larger scale (with some built over the entire rear footprint) to accommodate changing building uses.

Apartments, Wellesley Avenue