Nicholas Pearson Associates

Projects /
Cardiff Castle and Bute Park

Client:  The City and County of Cardiff

Location: Cardiff, Wales

With two thousand years of history, securing public access to Burges's extravaganza of neo-gothic architecture and decoration was not going to be easy. Nevertheless, it was essential that the civic heart of Wales' capital city was much more accessible, and Niall Phillips's new interpretation centre has achieved this.

Built into the twentieth century 'Roman' embankment, the new building provides access-for-all to the Victorian Castle, the original Roman Fort walls, the military museums, the neo-Roman recreation, the eighteenth century house, and the Norman Castle that, together, make up Cardiff Castle.

Working closely with client staff and project team members, we have helped the City achieve its vision of Castle Green linked to Bute Park.