Austin-Smith:Lord’s Llanelly House wins RICS Wales Project of the Year
The Grade I Listed Llanelly House has been awarded the prestigious RICS Wales Project of the Year award and the RICS Wales Building Conservation Award at a ceremony that took place in Cardiff on Thursday 15th May.
Along with Austin-Smith:Lord’s Liverpool Central Library, that also won both Project of the Year and Building Conservation at the RICS North West Awards that took place early this month, Llanelly House will be entered into the RICS National Awards which will be held in London later in the year.
In 2010 Austin-Smith:Lord was commissioned by Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust to carry out the conservation and restoration of Llanelly House in Llanelli which opened to the public in 2013. The challenging project has restored the building, which is a rare example of an early Georgian Town House, to its 18th Century glory and turned it into a major visitor attraction.
The concept of the project has been to create a National Centre for Genealogy where visitors can uncover their own ancestral connections via dedicated, specialist archived resources. Llanelly House also includes a cafe, shop and corporate and community spaces.
Ranked on Trip Advisor as one of the 10 top attractions in Carmarthen, Llanelly House has been a hit with both the locals and visitors throughout Wales and the UK.