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Plas Gunter Mansion Trust Announces Project Kick-off and Team Appointment

By June 24, 2024No Comments
A group of 14 men and women stand around a staircase. They are smiling.

Plas Gunter Mansion Trust is thrilled to announce the commencement of the Plas Gunter Mansion restoration project. This ambitious initiative is largely funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and aims to transform the historic site into a vibrant business, community and visitor hub.

The Trust has appointed a distinguished team of professionals to lead the project:

World-renowned conservation architects, Purcell, have been appointed to head up the design team. Purcell bring experience of working on a vast range of heritage projects, large and small. The Bristol-based team impressed the trustees not only with their understanding of heritage buildings, but with their collaborative and community-centred approach.

Other appointments include the Funding Centre who will support the Trust with business planning and fundraising, and Headland Design Associates who will lead on activities & audience development and interpretive design. Local marketing agency, The Media Agency will be writing our marketing communications strategy.

The project’s vision is to preserve the rich history of the 17th century Plas Gunter Mansion in Cross Street, Abergavenny while creating a new visitor experience driven by community engagement. The initiative includes plans for a mix of visitor centre, interpretation, and retail spaces, as well as flexible office space on the first floor.

Owen Davies, Chair of the Trust, expressed his excitement: “We are embarking on a journey to not only preserve a historic landmark but to also create a meaningful and engaging space for the community. This project is a testament to what can be achieved through collaborative efforts and shared passion for heritage.”

Plas Gunter Mansion is grateful for the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s support, and particularly to National Lottery players who have made this project possible. However, additional funds are crucial to meet the project’s goals. The Trust continues to seek donations, volunteers, and community support. Contributions, whether financial, voluntary, or through sharing the mansion’s story, are vital for the project’s success.

For those interested in supporting the Plas Gunter Mansion project, please visit or contact our office at for more information on how to donate, volunteer, or spread the word.

Together, we can ensure that Plas Gunter Mansion remains a cherished part of our heritage for future generations to enjoy.

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