Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.
The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks
Client - cadwgan building preservation trust
value - £8.1M
duration - 59 weeks
multi-stakeholder grant funded
Architect - Parry & Dawkin
Engineer - Fenton Holloway
Surveyor - Purcell
A restoration programme to return the Scheduled Ancient Monument and its six separately listed Grade II* buildings back to their former glory.
Phase 1: Stabilisation and repair of the Grade I listed Castle Wall.
Phase 2: Repairs, conservation and adaption of six dilapidated buildings within the Castle grounds, transformed into facilities for the community and recreational use including; conference suite, classroom facilities, a restaurant, an open air concert area and holiday let accommodation.
Local traditional crafts people and apprentices were employed to carry out; carpentry, roofing, stonework repairs, lime mortar and plastering.
Winner of Channel 4 ‘Great British Buildings Restoration of the Year’
Overall Winner RICS Awards 2016
RICS Award for Tourism & Leisure
RICS Award for Conservation
Form of Contract - JCT