Rialto House Superstructure Progress

Rialto House, a 275-bed student accommodation project, commenced on site in January. The project has now reached a significant milestone with the initiation of the lightweight steel frame construction by MetStructures, accompanied by the first installation of prefabricated bathroom pods. This development is being executed by the main contractor GMI Construction on behalf of OlympianRead More

Penderyn Whisky Distillery & Visitor Centre RICS Award Winner

The Penderyn Whisky Distillery and Visitor Centre at the Hafod Copperworks in Swansea has won this years RICS Awards (Wales) in the Heritage Category! Representatives from the client and design team attended the awards ceremony held at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Winning the award was the culmination of over 7 years of work for the practice,Read More

RICS Conference

GWPA were invited to present a case study on the Palace Theatre, Swansea as part of this years RICS conference in Cardiff. We presented key learnings from the ongoing refurbishment project, some of the fascinating discoveries and unexpected challenges it has provided to date. We discussed how to navigate these challenges and ensure that weRead More

Palace Theatre Unwrap

The wraps are starting to come off the historic Palace Theatre in Swansea that’s being saved for future generations. The 138-year Grade II Listed building has been wrapped in protective covers for more than two years as it has been sensitively restored. The original ground floor entrance door that has been replicated is now visibleRead More

Penderyn Whisky Distillery & Visitor Centre RICS Award Shortlist

The Penderyn Whisky Distillery and Visitor Centre at the Hafod Copperworks in Swansea has been shortlisted for the RICS 2024 Awards (Wales) in the Heritage Category. The scheme includes the restoration of two grade II listed buildings, that were once part of a pivotal hub in the copper industry,  along with the addition of aRead More

Victoria Avenue Project Progress

GWPA is pleased to report that Victoria Avenue, in collaboration with client Great Places Housing Group and main contractor John Southworth is making rapid progress. The project involves the construction of 25 new homes that are designed to be sustainable and low energy, on a challenging brownfield site in North Manchester.

Rialto House: York Student Scheme Starts on Site

A new student accommodation project, Rialto House, has started on site in York, with main contractor GMI progressing with pilling. The project is being developed by Olympian Homes, in partnership with Cain International, and constructed by GMI Construction. Rialto House will replace the former Mecca Bingo Hall on Fishergate, which has been demolished. The schemeRead More