The Mount dates from the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century, standing on the outskirts of Chepstow, an ancient and historically important walled town on the River Wye. The house and grounds have been developed to provide 24 residential units (four converted units within the original house and twenty new-build apartments). The new-build development stands on the site of a former 20TH century stableblock and later rear wings and extension to the main house, and a 1970s car park. The redeveloped space provides a compact, brick and slate courtyard residence nestling around the house forming a two-storey brick terrace.
The scheme achieves a medium to high density of units, whilst remaining low-rise. It adopts a traditional urban form that is a natural extension to Chepstow’s eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century housing stock. Facilities have been successfully modernised to ensure a viable and sustainable future for both the original and new buildings.