Watton Mount Progress

Works are progressing well on the £3.5m regeneration and repurposing of the Grade II listed Watton Mount and Coach House in Brecon, for our client NPTC Group of Colleges.      

The well-known and well-loved local Grade II Listed building was constructed in the early to mid C19th and requires fit out and refurbishment, mechanical and electrical works, associated building works and minor external improvement works.       

The central location within Brecon town centre will improve access to students and provide better facilities, and is hoped that the move will be mutually beneficial for both Brecon’s Town Centre and the College.     

Works undertaken to date include demolition and large structural penetrations to the main spine wall, including a full temporary works propping design. New floor boards have been installed throughout Watton Mount and the structural foundations and consolidation works have been completed in the Coach House building. The existing Welsh slate roof has been removed with the slates cleaned ready for re-use and structural timbers have been replaced on the existing Coach House roof along with new felt and batten. A steel frame extension has also been carried out on the Coach House.    

Proposed usage for Watton Mount includes information technology and a hair & beauty teaching area. The Coach House will be used for a real-world teaching/training environment commercial hair and beauty salon.    

Works are due to be completed towards the end of Summer 2024.   

Mark Bowen, Managing Director of Andrew Scott Limited, said, “In the drive to achieve net zero carbon in the Welsh built environment, Andrew Scott Limited are proud to be achieving this through sensitively refurbishing older buildings and repurposing and reinventing our period buildings for the 21st Century.”