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ISG to build Royal Mint visitor centre

14 Oct 15 ISG has won a £7.5m contract to build a visitor centre at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant.

CGI of the Royal Mint visitor centre
CGI of the Royal Mint visitor centre

As well as the visitor centre itself, to be built just outside the perimeter of The Royal Mint’s secure boundary, ISG will build a dedicated car park on nearby land owned by The Royal Mint and a footbridge over a river to link the car park to the building.

The visitor centre will showcase coin minting operations to the public for the first time in the organisation’s 1,000-year history.

The single-storey, steel frame building will feature a burnished stainless steel cladding system to its façade. The cladding has been designed in a 50p-piece-style hexagonal configuration and in multiple shades to create a colour change effect that varies with natural light conditions.

Targeting a BREEAM Very Good environmental performance rating, the building includes a large interactive exhibition space, along with a visitor café, including full catering kitchen, and classroom space for visiting school parties.

ISG western regional director Jon James said: “The Royal Mint is the UK’s oldest manufacturer and currently produces currency for around 60 countries. The visitor centre will provide an opportunity for visitors to see a coin minting operation of world renown.

 “The project is not only prestigious, it is also a complex scheme spread across two sites with both environmental and aesthetic considerations, further strengthening ISG’s strong presence in Wales and our track record for delivering iconic buildings.”

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