Douglas Head Apartments
Client: Heritage Homes Ltd.
(by Hugh Logan as Principal Architect with Dandara)
Status: Completed 1998
This scheme for 46 apartments is based around an old hotel on Douglas Head. The hotel itself was constructed around a more ancient herring tower from which shoals of fish were sighted.
The tower is retained within the scheme as the focus of a courtyard formed from the old hotel buildings and new construction. A new wing has been added on the south side on land that accommodated a funfair in Edwardian times.
The aesthetics of the scheme are based on the castellated style of the old hotel buildings, of which a number of examples can be found in the Isle of Man.