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In construction: Architype's Coed y Brenin visitor centre

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The construction of Architype’s recently completed £1.24m Coed y Brenin visitor centre

The 335m² two-storey scheme contains a new bike shop and hire centre, a conference and meeting space, and a café.

It is one of the first uses of homegrown Welsh Brettstapel – a solid-wood structural panel system.

The panels have been used for the load-bearing external walls, internal partitions and the first floor.

Architype Coed y Brenin

Project data

Location Dolgellau, Snowdonia, Wales
Type of project public
Client Natural Resources Wales
Architect Architype
Structural engineer Integral
M&E consultant E3
Quantity surveyor Sweett
Lighting consultant E3
Main contractor Pochin
Funding Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government, European Regional Development Fund, Eryri/ Snowdonia
Tender date December 2011
Start on site date September 2012
Completion date June 2013
Contract duration 10 months
Gross internal floor area 335m2
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT Intermediate Building Contract IC2011
Total cost £1.24million
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 13.1 kgCO2/m2/year
Air tightness levels 0.9ach
Predicted energy demands 32.56kWh/m2/year
Specific environmental targets BREEAM Excellent

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