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Tyn Dwr Hall

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Project name: Tyn Dwr Hall

Location: Llangollen Denbighshire

Contract: JCT Intermediate 2005

Value: £1,800,000

Duration: 36 weeks


Refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Victorian manor house from former use as a YHA outdoor pursuit centre to an outdoor education training facility for UCLAN, including refurbishment of the adjacent coach house and construction of a Yurt camp.

ECOLOGICAL PROTECTION – Major developments in rural locations often incite significant local interest. With bats, badgers and a brook within the grounds care and attention was necessary in ensuring the works met with the ecologists recommendations and works were sequenced to avoid disturbance.

QUALITY – In addition to its higher education function, the facility renovation was designed to cater for residential activity breaks, corporate development, weddings, etc. with the availability of 97 beds and fully equipped bars and kitchen. This demanded a high quality of finish, which was achieved by sympathetic restoration of original features and enhancing the existing with complimentary modern elements.

What was said ...
  • John Fausset BSc Hons - Quantity Surveyor Telford-Harte Associates

    I would like to thank the Read team for their prompt assistance and help to me when resolving the problems that arose during the renovation of Tyn Dwr Hall.  In the past, completing heritage work has proved difficult and unfulfilling for me (as an ex-joiner) due to the short supply of craftsmen capable of undertaking heritage works to a satisfactory standard.

    Working with managers and craftsmen who understood the problems associated with heritage works and proved capable of completing the works to a very high standard made a refreshing change.

  • Andy Clarke - Senior Architectural Technologist

    Heritage projects require a blend of skill sets to support the needs of this challenging sector. Read have demonstrated an ability to deliver excellent projects. Addressing the unforeseen challenges of heritage projects, with an understanding and ability throughout Read and the supply chain, Read supports and contributes in a proactive way to assist in the effective delivery of projects. We look forward to working on the next project with Read

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