crown buildings (iconic metal box factory)
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 - Neath Port Talbot CBC
VALUE - £4.7M
DURATION - 39 WEEKS
Architect - Lawray
Engineer - Hydrock
Surveyor - NPTCBC
The works incorporated the refurbishment of the existing Metal Box/Crown offices in Neath, to provide 6 separate office areas and shared communal facilities. The works also included the asbestos removal from the existing office area and basement.
The external works comprised of new car park areas and structural repairs to the existing building.
Form of contract – NEC3