ARCHITECTS commissioned to draw up proposals for the regeneration of Cardigan Hospital will unveil their designs at a series of public engagement events.

Following public drop-in sessions organised by site owners Wales & West Housing, attended by more than 150 people last February, the housing provider commissioned award-winning Welsh architects Gaunt Francis to draw up plans.

The brief to architects was to come up with designs to create 35 eco-homes for older people and office space for up to 60 staff.

The designs reflect the architect’s research into the history of the site and the town, as well as the many comments and the feedback received from the public and other stakeholders.

The resulting designs for the site will be presented in a series of public engagement events from Thursday, February 25 to Saturday, February 27.

The events are being run through ‘Zoom’ and each session will start at 10am every day with a presentation and video from the architects followed by pre-bookable “Meet with the Architect” sessions between 11.15am and 1.30pm.

Alan Francis, director at Gaunt Francis, said: "This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested to learn more about the scheme and pre-book a time to speak directly with members of the architect team.”

Pre-bookable 15-minute slot will be held in Welsh or English.

For further information on the event, including how to book to Meet the Architects, visit Gaunt Francis Architects blog page

Wales & West Housing Group deputy chief executive Shayne Hembrow, said: “We chose Gaunt Francis architects to come up with designs as they have worked on many high profile, award-winning projects that have included the use of historic buildings.

"We wanted to see what could be achieved on the site given its constraints and the desire of many people to keep the original John Nash priory building if possible. We think their ideas and designs are really exciting.

“We have contacted local councillors and other organisations who expressed an interest in the site, and hope that as many local people as possible will join the live sessions and give their views.”