Rio Architects

Chepstow’s historic waterfront transformation


Severn Quay




Architecture, Masterplanning & Urban Design

Severn Quay is a mixed-use development comprising 47 houses, 88 flats, 34 affordable homes, 8 office units and a cafe.

Riverfront renaissance

The 5-acre industrial site on which the development sits lies at the northern end of Chepstow Town and fronts the River Wye. It is within the town’s conservation area and demanded a design approach that addresses a responsible approach to sustainable urban density while sensitively stitching the comprehensive redevelopment into the fabric of the existing historic town.

Gateway preservation

The site is an extremely important gateway into Wales. We undertook a visual impact assessment to understand the effect of the development on the town and to ensure that the vista of the existing castle is maintained.

“Thanks to your team for their outstanding contribution to the success of the planning at Chepstow and the patience on the many hurdles we had to cover was exceptional. The presentation skills of your team were vital to the councillors understanding our vision and your personal efforts were much appreciated.”

Peter Mills

Director, Wyndell Property Management

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