Dunstable Leisure Centre, Central Bedfordshire

DarntonB3 Library, Sport & Leisure

DarntonB3 is appointed as Architect and Building Services Design engineer for the extensive refurbishment and extension of Dunstable Leisure Centre. The existing leisure centre, constructed in 1974, required significant refurbishment to extend its life. During the initial stages of work a range of surveys were completed to assess the condition of the building structure, plant and fabric. Options were then …

Taff Vale Development Progressing

DarntonB3 Community, Education, Library, Office

Great progress being made at the Taff Vale Development, Pontypridd. This fantastic project that will deliver a three building, office-led regeneration scheme at the heart of Pontypridd. The redevelopment consists of a mixture of offices as well as leisure facilities, which include a gym and a library. Our Cardiff office is acting as Lead Consultant for a full multi-discipline team, …

National Library of Wales Update

DarntonB3 Culture, Heritage, Library

Refurbishment of the Book Stack for the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth is underway. The National Library of Wales is the biggest library in Wales holding over 6.5 million books, and the building has a wealth of history. The refurbishment work will consist of new flooring and finishes internally, a new mist sprinkler system, new lighting and doors and …

Aberystwyth University – Hugh Owen Library

DarntonB3 Education, Library

Work has been completed to the main entrance and foyer of the Hugh Owen Library on Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus. The works have included a significant re-modelling and full refurbishment of the entrance foyer, which has included new electrical and mechanical services. The services design element of the works was undertaken by the DarntonB3 Building Services team in Manchester. The …

National Library of Wales

DarntonB3 Culture, Heritage, Library

We have been privileged to work on numerous projects at the National Library of Wales over many years, and we are currently involved in a project regarding the renovation and repairs of the Grade II listed building’s fabric, including the roofs, windows, masonry and roof lights. The initial phase of the work involves the renovation of one of the original …

Stunning Taff Vale, Pontypridd regeneration progresses

DarntonB3 Commercial, Library, Office, Retail

The Taff Vale redevelopment, comprising 10,700 sq m of offices, 2400 sq m of community facilities and 400 sqm of café restaurant space is a major element in the regeneration of Pontypridd’s town centre. DarntonB3 was appointed in December 2016 to lead a multidisciplinary design team following a competition which attracted some of the UK’s leading design practices.  DarntonB3 will …

New Conwy Culture Centre

DarntonB3 Culture, Library

As a part of the strategy for modernising Conwy’s Library Service Conwy County Borough Council is proposing to provide a new Area Library for Llandudno Junction, Deganwy and Conwy and also a new permanent home for Conwy’s Archive and Museum Collections. DarntonB3 are delighted to act as architects for this project. The new Culture Centre will act as an information …

Heritage Quay wins 2016 SCONUL Small Library Design Award

DarntonB3 Education, Library

We are delighted Heritage Quay, our project to create new controlled environment archive and visitor facilities at the University of Huddersfield, has won the 2016 SCONUL Award for Best Small Library Design. Backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Heritage Quay combines state-of-the-art and the traditional to create one of the most technologically advanced archives in the UK. Designed to BS5454 standards, …