Thi Project To Renovate Old Post Office

Thi Project To Renovate Old Post Office


Sunday 21st Oct 2018


The old Post Office building in Quay Street, Haverfordwest, is undergoing a major refurbishment project thanks to the Haverfordwest Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI). 

The grant funders to the THI are the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw and Pembrokeshire County Council, which has awarded £100,000 towards the project. 

“We've been working with the committed Haverhub team for many months now and I'm pleased we've been able to support their efforts through this Grant award,” said Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture. 

The building, which has been empty for many years, is an example of the high quality neo-Georgian post offices of the inter-war period. 

It is constructed from Bath stone ashlar, with its doric colonnaded door and finely-carved royal arms providing striking architectural features. 

All the windows will be refurbished or replaced as necessary, with necessary repairs undertaken for the masonry and architectural roof lantern. 

Steven Jardine, Project Co-ordinator, said the old Post Office is one of the last projects to benefit from the Haverfordwest THI, which will end by April next year. 

“Haverfordwest THI has provided grants of more than £1.5 million in the town since 2016, enabling more than £2 million worth of renovation work to take place to historic properties,” he said.  

“The buildings refurbished during the two years include commercial properties at Castle Square, Victoria Terrace, High Street, Mariners Square, and now at Quay Street.” 

Haverfordwest County Councillor Tom Tudor, whose ward includes Quay Street, said: "It's wonderful to see the restoration work providing real regeneration action for Haverfordwest.” 

Caption 1

Pictured outside the old Post Office building in Quay Street, Haverfordwest, are (left to right) Tom Symonds, events director; Gitti Coats, founder and project coordinator; Dan Payne, Haverhelper and builder; Malcolm Arnold, building director; Jerry Evans, owner and financial manager; Arthur Brooker, director of arts and town liaison, Steven Jardine, and Cllr Tom Tudor.  

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Caption 2

Pictured inside the building are (left to right); Steven Jardine; Malcolm Arnold, building director; Gitti Coats, founder and project coordinator; Dan Payne Haverhelper and builder; Tom Symonds, events director, Cllr Tom Tudor and Jerry Evans, owner and financial manager.