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The Rest, Porthcawl

Client: Acorn Developments Cardiff 

Location: The Rest, Porthcawl

Service: Landscape Architecture

Overlooking South Wales’ top surfing beach with its golden sands and rock pools and adjacent to the award winning Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, The Links at Rest Bay is a collection of thirty five apartments set in an impressive Grade II Victorian listed building and thirty four new build apartments.

Situated on the outskirts of the popular seaside town of Porthcawl and a stones throw from the beach and the Welsh Coast Path, the majority of the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes benefit from beautiful coastal vistas and the surrounding landscaped gardens give 180 degree sea views from Porthcawl to the Gower and across the Bristol Channel.

The Urbanists role was to work alongside architects, Expedite, to prepare a design concept for an inner courtyard, while also preparing a detailed design for the surrounding landscape in order to discharge planning conditions.

The coastal landscape character and the client’s vision for a luxury development significantly influenced our design approach. The scheme incorporates informal natural planting at the margins of the site, becoming increasingly formal to the courtyard of the development.