Holder Mathias Architects Begins Renovation of Welsh Landmark Hall

16 May 2010 (Last Updated May 16th, 2010 18:30)

Holder Mathias Architects has begun work on renovating the Gwyn Hall in Neath, Wales, UK. The £7m ($10.34m) renovation will include a 400-seat community theatre, a 140-seat studio and a 70-seat cinema, while a glazed extension will house a cafe and an entrance area. Work wil

Holder Mathias Architects has begun work on renovating the Gwyn Hall in Neath, Wales, UK.

The £7m ($10.34m) renovation will include a 400-seat community theatre, a 140-seat studio and a 70-seat cinema, while a glazed extension will house a cafe and an entrance area.

Work will also include restoration of the faÕde, original roof line and chimneys alongside additional ventilation and lighting features.

The structure will also be outfitted with a 20m-long ridge vent and skylights, which will let natural light into the building, according to walesonline.co.uk.

The project has been commissioned by Neath Port Talbot Council and is expected to be completed in the next year.

Built in 1887, the landmark hall was undergoing a major refurbishment when it was damaged by fire in 2007.