2007 – 2008

    Client: Blaenau Gwent C.B.C. and Friends of Parc Nant-y-Waun

    This is a large community park that is gradually being developed on open land, linking the towns of Brynmawr and Beaufort, in South Wales. It is based around a former ironworks reservoir and includes two lakes, wetlands and grasslands of natural conservation value, community routes on former railways, plus developing woodlands.

    Bronwen Thomas worked with the Friends of Parc Nant-y-Waun to prepare the masterplan for the whole site, bringing together earlier piecemeal improvements and aspirations. Other elements included contracts for woodland planting and an outdoor classroom and picnic area with associated paths, and designs for bespoke signs and gates.

    Masterplan showing recent and planned improvements
    Masterplan showing recent and planned improvements