Posted: Mon 21st Mar 2016

Townscape Heritage Initiative Scheme Supports Local Refurbishment Project /
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 21st, 2016

A local Tredegar pharmacy is to receive a historic refurbishment as part of the Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) Scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

4 Morgan Street has been home to Nelson’s Pharmacy since the 1980’s and the property has now been awarded funding to provide two new residential flats on the first floor as well as refurbishing the exterior and shop front in a conservation sensitive manner. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The project is funded by a number of partners with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Welsh Government’s Vibrant & Viable Places Programme and from the applicant. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The partnership funding will refurbish the exterior of the building to represent that of a Victorian inspired design. The project will utilise traditional materials and techniques to allow the building to appear and function as it was originally designed. There will be a new slate roof, lime rendering and timber sash windows along with a sensitively designed and detailed timber shop front. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will be a provision of two residential units on the first floor. The pharmacy is also undertaking an internal commercial refurbishment to compliment the wider works. The pharmacy will continue as normal and be open during the project works. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Executive Member Cllr Graham Bartlett from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Council is delighted to be progressing with the refurbishment of 4 Morgan Street. The property is one of the partnership funded Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) Projects that is renovating some of the properties in Tredegar Town Centre. The refurbishment of this property will bring the building back to life to its original design and to a functioning building. As part of the THI Scheme of works, traditional skills’ training is also being offered to support employment and boost skills. Further information about this training can be found by contacting the project team. “ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are interested in attending further traditional skills training opportunities through the Tredegar Heritage Initiative (THI) Scheme, please supply contact details to the THI Team on 01495 353324 or email; ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The THI Scheme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Welsh Government-Vibrant & Viable Places Programme, Cadw & Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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