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Machynlleth Unit 1

Client – Development Board for Rural Wales

Location – Dyfi Eco Parc, Machynlleth

Commission – Full Architectural Service

Unit 1 was the first of a series of one and two storey light industrial and office buildings at this brown field site in West Wales. Built strictly to an environmentally sustainable brief the units achieved BREEAM excellent, the first for advaced factory units in the U.K.

Healthy and sustainable materials and finishes have been used throughout and the results of a 2 year objective/subject assessment by the University of East London show very high user satisfaction with their working environment and confirms in practice the predicted low running costs.

All units include rain water recycling, passive solar gain with orientation and shading to avoid summer overheating with maximum day lighting to all areas.

The building was featured in the Architects Journal February 1997.

Acanthus Holden Architects Planners Pembroke Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire Cardiganshire West Wales