Winner of ‘Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year’, a RICS award series on Channel 4
We are skilled in the design and construction of both new build and refurbished leisure projects. We work with our customers and consultants to deliver venues that are profitable and are focused on providing a high quality visitor experience.
Our track record includes; public and private; theatres, visitors’ centres, and both wet and dry leisure centres.
Families enjoy a ‘look-behind-the-scenes’ at The Royal Mint Visitor Experience
First in the UK
THE WAVE, BRISTOL
Surf Bristol Ltd
Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove
The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a
New build and refurbishment Contract
Major benefit to tourism and local economy
Ceredigion County Council
The works included the refurbishment and extension of the existing theatre and external buildings.
The theatre houses a flexible 250-seat auditorium for drama, music, cinema and social use. A dedicated 146-seat cabaret style theatre/cinema.
The theatre also contains; rehearsal studio space, cafe and bar bar, a box office and visual arts exhibition space.
Adjacent buildings were refurbished to provide a multi-media centre.
The development has had a significant beneficial impact on the local community and now sees some 5000 visitors per week coming through the doors.
Low-carbon, Low-energy buildings
MILLENNIUM VISITOR CENTRE
Carmarthenshire County Council
Part of the £30m Millennium Coastal Park Project, the new visitor centre provids a focal point on the stunning coastal path from Pembrey Country Park to Penclawdd.
The coastal path actually runs through the visitor centre via an interior spine wall.
The building’s structural frame is predominantly steel and glass.
The ‘sail’ façade is made of stainless steel mesh and helps controls solar gain, and is transparent and opaque when viewed in different light.
The Centre houses; conference and exhibition space, a restaurant and tourist information.
Winner of the Local Authority Build-In Quality Award
High standard of sustainability
Efficient building service
SPLASHLAND LEISURE COMPLEX
Construction of an indoor pool, with leisure and catering facilities at the popular Trecco Bay holiday park.
The project required the careful demolition of an existing leisure complex, whilst the holiday park was in operation.
The complex features; an indoor swimming pool, water chutes, pirate ship, splash slide and toddler pool.
Excavated ground material was reused on site reducing the health and safety risk of vehicle movements on a ‘live’ residential holiday park.
The combined heat and power units generate the centre’s heating, humidity control, whilst efficient pumping, filtration and storage units help manage water consumption.
Only one elevation is glazed to reduce solar gain whilst natural light is provided by central roof skylights.
Interactive Visitor Experience
Working within a secure environment
The Royal Mint
The Visitor Experience offerers unprecedented access to discover the people and events behind the coins in your pocket and reveal how they are made.
The ‘Experience’ includes; a guided factory experience, self-guided interactive exhibition, gift shop, cafe and educational space.
Works were undertaken to a strict 22-week programme and completed successfully within budget.
Part of a wider conservation project
Speciality commissioned restaurant units
£1m part of a £8.1m conservation project
CARDIGAN 1176 RESTAURANT
Cadwgan Building Preservation Trust
The 70-seat restaurant has been designed and constructed to cantilever out above the Castle walls, with a contemporary slate and floor-to-ceiling glass design with panoramic views over the River Teifi.
A contemporary slate and floor-to-ceiling glass design with panoramic views over the River Teifi.
WINNER RICS Tourism & Leisure Award