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Search begins for architect to revamp Merthyr Tydfil’s YMCA

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The Cambrian Heritage Regeneration Trust is on the hunt for a conservation architect to regenerate Merthyr Tydfil’s Grade II-listed YMCA

Planned to complete in 2018, the £3 million project will transform the disused four-storey terracotta building into new offices for the creative industries.

Completed in 1911, the Percy Thomas-designed building originally featured a café, lecture theatre, billiard room and gymnasium.

The four-storey structure was later used as a labour exchange but was abandoned in the late twentieth century and then fell into significant disrepair. An initial phase of emergency structural works and stabilisation was completed last year.

According to the contract notice: ‘The successful appointment will have a demonstrated track record in: the conservation of outstanding historic buildings; the conversion of historic buildings for innovative new uses and excellent skills in presenting a strong lead to the professional team and working to ensure the project is delivered in time and to budget.’

The winning team will develop the scheme from RIBA Stage 2 to 7. Tenders will be evaluated 60 per cent on quality and 40 per cent on cost.

The deadline for requests to participate is 2pm on 25 September.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Claire Deacon
Cambrian Heritage Regeneration Trust
Llanelly House
Bridge Street
SA15 3UF

Tel: +44 1554772857
Email: claire.deacon@chrt.org.uk




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