The Urbanists and Powell Dobson Architects have won an important commission with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council to improve the quality of buildings in Merthyr Tydfil and Treharris. The building enhancements, funded by ERDF EU Convergence funding and Welsh Government Heads of the Valleys funding, will provide grants to property owners to help raise the standard of buildings in both towns.
The process will involve developing and enhancing the existing building design guidelines for both towns, working with applicants to develop high quality solutions, handling the statutory processes and managing the final construction phase.
James Brown, Director of the Urbanists said “Having had a significant contribution to the initial regeneration strategies for both town centres, we are particularly pleased to continue our effective working relationship with the County Borough Council. This significant commission demonstrates that the Urbanists and Powell Dobson Architects have a combination of skills that provides our clients a one-stop-shop approach – from strategy to completion on site.”
The Powell Dobson team will be supported by Peter Brett Associates (structural engineering) and TC Consult (cost consultancy).
Work on the first schemes is likely to commence in Spring following initial consultation and refinement of the design guidelines.