RPA were proud to volunteer for The Penllegaer Trust at The Valley Woods, where we are currently acting as Quantity Surveyor for the new Visitor Centre. The staff thoroughly enjoyed helping move stones ready for an area to be planted and the stones stacked to be repurposed for wall refurbishment.
The Victorian estate was previously the home of John Dillwyn Llewelyn the renowned horticulturist, pioneering photographer and astronomer and consists of over a hundred hectares of mixed woodland, two lakes, seven miles of peaceful woodland walks and over five hundred years of Welsh history. The site is also known for its spectacular waterfall on the River Llan, which meanders through the estate.
Today the site is managed by the Penllergare Trust who have spent the last twenty years restoring and conserving this unique, family orientated, visitor attraction. To support the restoration programme the Trust has established a community run coffee shop and car park, together with the new visitor center.
The opportunities to get involved and support the work of the Penllergare Trust are always developing with the new exciting projects that we undertake. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org