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Preserving History

27th July 2018

Working closely with our customers Red Oak Surveying and Pobl, Ian Williams has embarked on a year long restoration project on behalf of Pobl Cymru.

Central Chambers is a Grade II listed three-storey building built in the mid-late 19th century within 100m of the Central Chambers building, which itself dates to the 1890s.

The owners Pobl had proposals focusing on the two floors above the ground level retail units to build five flats. But these plans had to be put on hold after the derelict building was left with severe fire damage following a blaze that ripped through it in November 2016.

Pobl working closely with partners Red Oak Surveying, Cadw and Ian Williams have embarked on an exciting and sometimes challenging restoration project. The preservation of the historic fabric “as far as possible” has been made and any new additions have complied to a “minimal-intervention policy”

To date the building has benefited from a new roof which consisted of the installation of a complex king roof truss, new period style timber windows, dry rot treatment and lime plaster removal with new timber floors throughout. The retail area on the ground floor has been fitted out with metal stud partitions, fire lined wall and ceilings ready for the new occupants’ shop fit out.

What a fantastic project for our teams to have been involved with.