St Fagans - Making History

National Museum of Wales

The National Museum of Wales appointed Lichfields to assist them with their ambitious plans for the St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff. This project seeks to extend and improve this iconic cultural facility.
The project involved the rationalisation and extension of the main Grade II Listed Entrance Building, the construction of ‘Gweithdy’ a state of the art multifunctional, educational and workshop building set in the Pettigrew designed landscape; new and improved car parking and a range of spatial and environmental improvements.  
Working with a multi-disciplinary team, we successfully managed and coordinated the submission of Planning, Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent applications, alongside a full Environment Impact Assessment, which included a robust economic analysis.
The permissions for this high profile project were secured within a narrow timescale which enabled the Museum to secure funding from Heritage Lottery and Welsh Government, and to proceed, on programme.
Lichfields was instrumental in helping us to secure some complex permissions at St Fagans and brought a real clarity of thought to the process. We were delighted with the way they managed this important project for us.

Elfyn Hughes,  Head of Buildings and Estate Management,  National Museum of Wales

Image credit: Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios