HLM secures planning for Techniquest extension

HLM secures planning for Techniquest extension

An exciting new extension to Techniquest’s discovery centre in Cardiff, which will include space for innovative new displays and experiences, has been given the go ahead by Cardiff Council.

HLM’s inspiring design for the £5.7m Science Capital project will enable the educational charity to expand its current building at Cardiff Bay by 900m2, transforming the UK’s longest running science centre and providing new and exciting opportunities to educate and inspire visitors of all ages.

Patrick Arends, leisure and culture sector lead at HLM said: “Our design will radically transform the current building, significantly increasing the building’s footprint. Through the new extension, Techniquest will be able to provide greater exhibition space to house brand new innovative exhibition areas and experiences, increasing visitor numbers and securing its future in Cardiff.”

Integrated with the exhibition space are a number of features to enhance the visitor experience, including a full height vibrant public entrance, café, shop and community space overlooking the bay. It is anticipated that work will start on the extension in Spring 2019 and it will be open to the public by Summer 2020.

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