LIDO PONTYPRIDD VISITORS CENTRE
Rhondda Cynon Taff Council (RCT) commissioned us as consultants to project manage the development and design of the Pontypridd Lido Interpretation Centre. The Lido Pontypridd Regeneration scheme represents an investment of £6.3m into what will become the National Lido of Wales. The role of the interpretation centre will be to make the story of the lido come to life and the people that used it since it was first built in 1927.
Stage 1 involved writing a project report with a number of recommendations on the interpretation centre along with costed proposals, a project plan and initial design concepts.
Stage 2 has involved the implementation of that plan including project managing the exhibition boards, copywriting, welsh translation and overseeing the design and fit out of the centre.
The Lido was opened in the summer of 2015.
To visit the official Lido Pontypridd site click here.
• Project Management
• Graphic Design
• 3D virtual modelling
• Multi media
• Drafting the Interpretation Plan
"We set CP Creative a brief, to design, procure and manage the installation of the visitor centre fit out, housed in Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales, Pontypridd. We wanted a finished product that was visually striking, informative, interactive, and fitting to such a high profile project, in addition to being delivered to a tight budget, and an even tighter timescale. The project also needed to meet the educational and community involvement objectives of one of the major funders, the Heritage Lottery Fund.
CP Creative excelled in meeting the challenge, and provided a product that not only met, but also exceeded our high expectations. The final visitor centre fit out included a series of moveable and fixed panels, along with interactive equipment and displays. Considerable thought and research went into the panel content and design, which was all well co-ordinated. The graphic design was visually appealing, and undertaken with precision.
It is fitting that the visitor centre is now so well used, with visitors from both the South Wales Valleys, and also from as far as Canada, Australia and New Zealand all commenting on how wonderful the facility is, in addition to fantastic positive feedback received from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Perhaps the greatest aspect of CP Creative’s service was their commitment to meeting client requirements. A five star service was delivered, and this is definitely a company we would relish working with again."
Mike Bessell, Project Manager of Pontypridd Lido Restoration, Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC