Project NameFfwrnes Theatre
Project LocationEastgate cultural quarter, Llanelli
Contract Period101 weeks
Project Start Date (on site)29/11/2010
Practical Completion08/01/2013
Contract Value£10,158,956
Type of WorkNew build
Construction ProductTheatre
ArchitectLawray Architects
Engineer(s)Nicholson Jones/CCC
QS/Cost ConsultantsFranklin & Andrews
Clerk of WorksCCC
Structural EngineerNicholson Jones
Electrical EngineerMcCann and Partners
Mechanical EngineerMcCann and Partners
Planning SupervisorLawray Architects
Main ContractorTRJ Ltd (Betws)
Building ControlCarmarthenshire County Council
Project Overview

Carmarthenshire County Council has successfully delivered an innovative and forward-thinking theatre and arts centre in the heart of Llanelli’s regenerated cultural quarter. Working within budget, and with significant community benefits, the theatre was the first to be built west of Cardiff in 25 years, and presented considerable challenges – notwithstanding the public reaction who held great affection for the former theatre building.

Through innovation and sustainable project delivery, the theatre building has won hearts and minds. It has been accepted and become loved by townsfolk, and the building itself has become a local landmark. It’s enduring design and environmental features makes it one of the most exciting buildings in Carmarthenshire, and indeed west Wales.


Aladdin Panto at Llanelli. Pic Jeff Connell 04/01/13

Eastgate development,Llanelli. Pic Jeff Connell 28/02/11

Carmarthenshire County Council – Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli

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