After several failed attempts by private developers to initiate new development on this important town centre site, the Local Authority acquired it in 2011 and set about commissioning a public sector focused scheme. Gaunt Francis were charged with seeking the most appropriate solution, based on a mix of uses, and with property valuation advice provided by JLL and Knight Frank. The preferred option centred on an employment based scheme – three new buildings all above a common basement, that allowed the opportunity for new public spaces, and new views of the wonderful Ynysangharad Park from within the town. Two of the new buildings were to provide 10,000m2 of new office space, and the third was to be a 2,400m2 mixed-use community hub containing a new library, gym, café and ‘one-for-all’ public interface. The third building takes a fluid shape to help celebrate its public use; to complement a contemporary, forward looking Local Authority, and to reduce its massing where it faces the historic William Edwards bridge.