Optima, St George’s Street

Client: Hartford Homes Limited

Status: Planning Consent

Contract Value: c. 3.0m

HLA was commissioned to produce a contemporary design for mixed use development on a corner site in the commercial business district of Douglas.

The proposed building houses 38 ‘crashpad’ apartments to serve regular business visitors with an option for a restaurant/bar on the ground floor ground floor.

Optima, St George’s Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, Elevations

The design takes advantage of an open space in the form of a church yard at the rear to which it provides an interesting backdrop screened by existing trees.

The proposal exploits a steeply sloping site to raise the ground floor accommodation over a basement car park.