Previous housing developments completed by Gower Homes in Wrexham

Previous developments

New Hall Park – Ruabon, LL14 6BP

New Hall Park – Ruabon, LL14 6BP

Black Brook Drive, Ruabon, near Wrexham is our third development in Ruabon, it is a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed houses, thirteen in total were completed in 2005.

Old School Court – Ruabon, LL14 6RP

Pont Adam, Ruabon, Near Wrexham comprises 3, 4 and 5 bedroomed mews and detached houses and conversion of the old Victorian School buildings. This site was another purchase from the Council, part of a larger school site that was remote from the main school campus across a main road. The sales proceeds enabled the Council to extend and enhance the current school site - Ysgol Rhiwabon.

This was a very interesting site during construction; we forged close ties with the school which continued for many years beyond 2006 when the site was completed. We chose to retain the oldest school buildings which are over 100 years old and also the most interesting architecturally; although not listed these old buildings are a good example of Victorian Architecture from the 1890's. The development as a whole created much interest amongst former pupils, three of whom purchased on the site.

Two other challenges were to protect and enhance the bat roost on the site in conjunction with Wrexham Council's ecologist and the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), plus the protection and enhancement of the Ancient Monuments that runs through the site - Offa's Dyke. Our Archaeologist supervised the groundworks and then presented and reported to CADW providing them with new historical information which had not been previously recorded. The twenty seven houses were completed in 2006.

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Bedwell Court – Cross Lanes, LL13 0RZ

Bedwell Court, Cross Lanes, Near Wrexham was built in 2002-2003 and comprises thirteen family homes, Bedwell was one of our most varied and interesting schemes and was nominated for a RIBA Architectural Award. There are 3 story large detached houses, barn conversions and a listed Hall - Bedwell Hall. Before we could refurbish the hall we had to engage the services of an archaeologist who recorded all the interesting archaeological and historic features, who informed us that some of the timber in the Hall had been taken from a decommissioned Galleon in the Eighteenth Century. The oldest parts of the hall dated back to the mid sixteenth century.

To make life even more interesting we engaged the services of a bat specialist to advise on the protection and enhancement of the bat roost that was present on the side. The Hall itself and barns back onto a mature landscape setting and Bedwell Brook and looks resplendent today.

Rossall Court – Moreton, CH46 1QP

Rossall Court comprises thirty 1 and 2 bedroomed apartments and was our first purpose built apartment scheme and so far our only scheme on the Wirral. Rossall Court is located immediately adjacent to Leasowe Railway station with Liverpool City Centre just a 10 minute train ride away. The development was very popular with investors who purchased 70% of the apartments; the scheme was completed in 2004.

Mount Isa – Brymbo, LL11 5EG

This development comprised of thirty four bedroom houses of which were predominantly 4 bedroomed detached houses, plus some 2 and 3 bedroom semi-detached and mews houses.

Mount Isa was an exceptionally challenging site to build in technical terms as it was a difficult brownfield site with mineshafts, water storage, ground stabilization, raft foundations and retaining structures all required. It was the first modern site in Brymbo of 4 bedroomed houses at a time when Brymbo, rich in industrial Heritage, was just starting to be regenerated. The site was completed in 2004.

Temple Row Conversion – Wrexham, LL13 8LY

Temple Row Conversion – Wrexham, LL13 8LY

By 2002 we had outgrown our offices at 8 Temple Row, part of a terrace of listed buildings in a conservation area fronting the parish church - a beautiful part of Wrexham. So in 2003 we embarked on an extensive refurbishment of 6, 7 and 8 Temple Row creating 2,300 foot of modern office space for our staff.

We worked very closely with Wrexham County Borough Council planning department and conservation department and breathed new life into these historic buildings which were built in 1757, over 250 years ago. With the onset of the credit crunch we had to downsize and retrench back into our original office, Number 8, allowing others to enjoy numbers 6 and 7.

Drewton House – Cross Lanes, LL13 0TL

Drewton House is a one off substantial property of impressive proportions, comprising 4,400 ft2 of living space over 4 floors, including 33ft x 25ft basement. It has been built from traditional materials; garden wall stretcher band brickwork, sash windows set well back from the brickwork with a Penrhyn Welsh Slate Roof, completed in 2001.

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Dolgoed – Mold, CH7 1NX

Dolgoed – Mold, CH7 1NX

Comprising of twenty two family homes, including some 2,500 ft2 6 bedroomed houses, amongst the largest and most substantial houses that we have built in terms of scale and materials used. Dolgoed is situated within a mature, established landscape and has to be one of Mold's premier addresses, completed in 2002.