30 November 2015
The restored and redeveloped Pumphouse in Barry, South Wales has been highly commended at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Wales Planning Awards. WYG acted as the planning consultants for the project.
A focal point for the regeneration of Barry’s historic waterfront, the Grade II listed Pumphouse will provide a mix of uses including a restaurant, café bar and bistro, fitness club and 15 live/work units. The building is one of the few hydraulic Pumphouse buildings left in Wales and, with its imposing 42 meter high chimney, is an important landmark. The first residents moved in in November.
The Pumphouse had previously been on the Buildings at Risk register. In 2009, The Vale of Glamorgan was instrumental in securing the funds and necessary approval for the new roof and external repairs to prevent the building falling into further disrepair. Planning permission and listed building consent were granted in October 2014. The restoration and redevelopment works were finished in August.
Jon Hurley, an Associate at WYG who worked on the project, said: “We are delighted to have received recognition at the prestigious Wales Planning Awards and we are hugely proud to have been involved with such an innovative and exciting project.”
The Pumphouse is a centrepiece of the Innovation Quarter, a 19 acre, mixed-use development site overseen by The Vale of Glamorgan and in partnership with the Welsh Government. This urban quarter has learning, employment, tourism and leisure uses such which complement and enhance the wider waterfront.