Plas Kynaston restoration reaches final of Heritage Angel Awards Wales

The Welsh Georgian Trust’s restoration of Plas Kynaston in Cefn Mawr has been shortlisted for the Heritage Angel Awards Wales in the category ‘Best Rescue of an Historic Building or Place (for projects under £5m)’. Heritage Angel Awards Wales is a new Welsh awards scheme sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd-Webber Foundation and the winners in each category will be announced at an awards ceremony in Caerphilly Castle on Thursday 8 November 2018. Plas Kynaston is an important Grade II listed house and was the home of the Kynaston family whose industrial activities led…Read more

Plas Kynaston Wins Wrexham Area Civic Society Award

Plas Kynaston has won a Wrexham Area Civic Society Award for its Architectural Conservation a year afters its completion! We travelled up to Wrexham to receive the award on the 24th November. Plas Kynaston is grade II listed and was originally built by the Kynaston family as a family home and sits in a very significant area, as the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal that the Plas Kynaston produced the iron for is now a World Heritage Site. Plas Kynaston served as a library for some time during the 20th century until a new library was…Read more

Photos of the completed Plas Kynaston

The restoration of Plas Kynaston is now complete. Six one bedroom flats have been created within this historic building. They provide beautiful and spacious living areas. The below photos show how these interiors blend modern standards with the original character to create a highly tasteful spaces. For more information please contact Silas Rains at Reeds Rains Estate Agents in Wrexham.Read more

Plas Kynaston completion party

On 18th November 2016 the Welsh Georgian Trust held a completion party for all who have been closely involved in this project. Here are some photos from this event.          Read more

Plas Kynaston Open Day 19th November 2016

We are pleased to announce a public open day to mark the completion of our restoration and conversion of the historic Plas Kynaston in Cefn Mawr. On Saturday 19th November 2016 between 11am and 2pm we will be opening the doors of this building and its new flats to the public. We hope people will enjoy seeing how the building has been restored and given a new lease of life. The trust has been involved in this project for over five years. We have over come innumerable obstacles to finally reach this point.…Read more

Plas Kynaston restoration works near completion

We are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel in our major project to restore Plas Kynaston and convert to 6 apartments to secure its long term future. Work on site by Grosvenor Construction started in February 2016. They are following plans drawn up by Donald Insall Architects for the Welsh Georgian Trust. These involve a full restoration of the building and re-instatement of lost historic features. This is particularly true of the exterior where the original architectural integrity of the roof line will be restored.        …Read more

Plas Kynaston works to start soon

We are pleased to announce that restoration work on Plas Kynaston is due to start on Monday 8th February 2016. This will restore all of the historic fabric of the existing building and secure its future through conversion to 6 apartments. This is the final and most important stage of our long campaign to save this important building. Our chosen building contractors are Grosvenor Construction from Denbighshire, who have recently worked on a number of great projects such as Denbigh Castle and Chester Cathedral. They will work alongside our architects Donald Insall Associates, quantity surveyors John…Read more

Plas Kynaston – Second Consulation feedback

A second public consultation event for Plas Kynaston was held in the evening of Wednesday 3rd June in the George Edwards Hall, Cefn Mawr. Over 25 people attended this second consultation, which was held at the request of many who were unable to make the first date in April. Below is a summary of the key points raised and the resultant discussions: The building is currently vested in a charity for the benefit of the people of Cefn Mawr - how can the proposed use be reconciled with this?  The land and buildings…Read more

Second Plas Kynaston Public Consultation to be held on 3rd June 7pm

Back by popular demand! Following the success of the first public consultation, which attracted 35 people, we have organised a second date, this time in the evening. This should allow people who are at work or otherwise commited during the day to attend. As before, we will be presenting the plans for Plas Kynaston and genuinely consulting with people about the options. The first meeting generated a number of excellent points and ideas and we hope to update people on these. The meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd June in the…Read more

Successful Plas Kynaston consultation event held

The Consultation afternoon held on Tuesday 28th April 2015 was a great success. A total of 35 people attended the event and another date has been requested to be held within the month. There was great interest in the plans for Plas Kynaston and it was an excellent opportunity for all aspects of our proposals to be presented and discussed. Andrew Beckett, chair of the Welsh Georgian Trust, introduced the event and explained how the trust was invited, as a charitable building preservation trust, to find a solution for a building that has…Read more
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