ADEILADAU CYHOEDDUS / PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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13-36 CAFFI CLETWR
A combination of painted black timber cladding & black corrugate roofing, along with large glazed openings and natural internal finishes make this new structure a striking architectural feature.
Cletwr Garage was originally established in the 1960's and has played a valuable role in the village of Tre’r Ddol ever since. It provided a welcome stopping place for visitors and of course acted as the ‘village shop’ for all those years as well. When the site closed in 2010 a valuable service was lost, however the community banded together and the idea to re-open as a 'non-profit community venture' was born.
Now, with the backing of the community & volunteers, the shop and cafe re-opened as a community business in May 2013. Once funding was secured the old structure was demolished and a new all-purpose community hub constructed on the site. The design includes a cafe, shop, kitchen, office, WC facilities, children's play area & stockroom's as well as ample parking and a community garden. The venture has gone from strength to strength since opening in Sep 2017 through diversification- displaying local artist work, providing a community meeting space, offering Welsh lessons etc. all of which make the site a valuable community hub once again, as well as an excellent place to stop for passing trade.
15-08 CEDEDIGION MUSEUM, ABERYSTWYTH
Completed in September 2107, formally the old Edwardian 'Coliseum Theatre' building, which now houses the 'Ceredigion Museum' was redesigned and renovated to bring a new lease of life to this historic property.
Working with CraftedSpace & The Deco Shop the redevelopment of the existing space created a new Shop, Cafe - the 'Coliseum Coffee House' and spectacular entrance-way, making the new Ceredigion Museum a focus point & central hub for the town. Along with the permanent museum displays showcasing the history of Aberystwyth and the county of Ceredigion, the building now also hosts a wide and varied programme of exhibitions and events.
To find out more: Ceredigion Museum
04-53 CORS CARON
The project involved a series of buildings and landscaping, including Classrooms, Bird Hides, Observation Tower, Car Parking & Toilet Facilities. All the buildings are self-sufficient, creating all their energy needs from the sun and by wind power. Construction included prefabrication and the use of local timber and materials.
Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, Tregaron is designated SSSI, SAC & RAMSAR and is managed by National Resources Wales (NRW).
08-50 GLANHAFREN, NEWTOWN MARKET HALL
Completed in 2015, this 140-year-old hall has been renovated for Mid Wales Food and Land Trust with a £1.8m grant funding from Big Lottery Wales, Heritage Lottery, Powys County Council & Welsh Government.
The project has since won the Powys LABC Best 'Public Service Building' category award 2015 for Contractor Ian Snead' work.
You can visit the Glanhafren website here
15-02 Canolfan Gymraeg, Coleg Ceredigion
New Build - Canolfan Gymraeg
Redevelopment of the historic Farmyard including the original dairy at the college farm. This two-phased development was opened in June by Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Sir John Beddington.
Phase 1 included the construction of a new modern building providing flexible teaching space for lectures and ‘in the field’ teaching. This building was designed with sustainable practices in mind and high efficiency ratings where achieved for both heat and power as well as excellent thermal performance through Passivhaus design.
Phase 2 involved the conversion of existing barn buildings to provide cutting edge research & education facilities as well as housing many postgraduate PhD & postdoctoral research staff.
You can visit Harper Adams University website here
06-53 Dialysis Renal Unit, Victoria Memorial Hospital, Welshpool
Work recently completed on a new Renal Dialysis Unit as part of the Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welshpool, Powys.
In conjunction with Powys Teaching Health Board & Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board we worked with Read Construction to provide this specialist 12-bed unit, providing an entirely new service for the area.
Provisionally rated as BREEAM ‘Very Good’ the building has also achieved ‘Excellent’ standard in terms of its energy performance and was awarded ‘Best Community / Healthcare Building’ in the Powys Building Control Excellence Awards 2013 as well as being submitted to the national awards for consideration.
11-43 Llys Aran, Glan Llyn
Bloc cysgu newydd yn Ngwersyll yr Urdd, Glan-llyn sy'n darparu 32 gwely ar gyfer ymwelwyr, myfyrwyr a staff fel rhan o datblygiad y ganolfan awyr agored - wedi leoli yng nghanol Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri.
New-build sleeping block at Gwersyll yr Urdd, Glan-llyn providing a 32-bed sleeping block for students, visitors and staff as part of an on-going development at the outdoor-pursuit centre located in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.
08-32 Countryside Environment Leisure and Tourism Building (C.E.L.T)
The development consists of a teaching space/classroom and storage areas for the Countryside Environment Leisure and Tourism course (C.E.L.T) at the University. The building provides spaces for teaching and demonstrating the practical and academic aspect of the course as well as providing essential storage and security for the wide range of equipment used by staff and students.
The construction is of local post and beam using short sections available from the local sawmill. A framing concept was developed working on available lengths and timbers. Straw bale from the college Farm was used as infill and finished in timber larch & douglas cladding from the Raby sawmills. The roof of the building was used by the college to develop growing media for green roofs using recycled aggregate.
You can see Harper Adams University website here
09-43 Llanbadarn, Canteen Extension, Coleg Ceredigion, Aberystwyth
Canteen Extension & Refurbishment
07-15 Meithrinfa / Nursery Seren Fach, Brithdir
Estyniad, cynllun tirwedd a maes chwarae.
Extension, landscape plan and playground.
05-28 COLEG CEREDIGION
New Teaching Block.