Architect’s investment could enable further regeneration of part of Welshpool town centre

One of region’s leading building design and planning consultancies is to invest in a new expanded office in Welshpool, relocating from its existing Broad Street base.

Hughes Architect’s, which has offices in Newtown, Welshpool, Aberystwyth and Cardiff, has acquired 18 Berriew Street in Welshpool which it will renovate as new town centre offices.

“We’ve outgrown our current Welshpool office in Broad Street and have been identifying suitable larger town centre properties to develop,” said Doug Hughes, founder and principal architect.

“As a business, we pride ourselves on our local roots and connections and we are keen to maintain our town centre presence. This is important for us as a business that has an active community ethos.

“We are submitting plans to renovate 18 Berriew Street, bringing it back to its original glory.”

He added: “We’d hope that our investment will act as an enabler for further investment in Berriew Street which is already a thriving commercial street with its existing independent businesses.”

Plans are due to be considered in the coming weeks and subject to planning approval, work will start on the renovations early in the new year.

In the meantime, the business will maintain its current offices at 38 Broad Street in the town.

Hughes Architects specialises in architectural design and planning, working on remodelling and extending existing properties, from listed buildings to commercial and industrial properties, through to new builds and larger residential housing developments for the private and social sectors.