Project Map

LOCATION Wales

ATTRACTION TYPE Heritage attraction/historic property

OPENING YEAR 2035*

BUDGET £50,000,000*

SUMMARY

Cyfarthfa Castle is the Grade I-Listed centrepiece of Cyfarthfa Park and is home to a museum, art gallery and until 2014, Cyfarthfa High School. The castle was built in 1824 by the architect Robert Lugar for the Crawshay family who controlled the largest ironworks in the town. Now a £50 million regeneration project is underway which will see a 20 year masterplan developed to identify a range of cultural, industrial heritage and landscape projects around the castle and grounds. Led by Ian Ritchie Architects, the project team comprises landscape architect Gustafson Porter + Bowman and heritage consultant Fourth Street. The proposals include creating a museum learning zone, collections store and research centre, as well as an enterprise centre. Currently the project team have a year to prepare a creative, multi-layered masterplan ‘featuring a new museum or visitor attraction capable of receiving around 300,000 visitors a year’ that will focus on the history of industry in the region.

Site Image
Wikimedia Commons

CONTACTS

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Community Regeneration, Unit 5
Triangle Business Park
Pentrebach
Merthyr Tydfil CF48 4TQ
UK


Chris Long
Economic Development Officer
01685 725 079
chris.long@merthyr.gov.uk

Zoe Thomas
Regeneration Programmes Manager
01685 725 000
zoe.thomas2@merthyr.gov.uk

Ian Richie Architects

110 Three Colt Street
London E14 8AZ
UK

020 7338 1100
Ian Richie
Founder
mail@ianritchiearchitects.co.uk

Gustafson Porter + Bowman

1 Cobham Mews
London NW1 9SB
UK

020 7284 8950
Mary Bowman
Partner
enquiries@gp-b.com