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Wallpaper dating from the 1920s, originally printed using a wet on wet drum process, has been digitally recreated in the main house.

It was important to ensure that the buildings’ character, identity and significant features were respected with sympathetic modern interventions.Location Ceredigion Local authority Ceredigion County Council Client Cardigan Castle Building Preservations Trust Architect Purcell Landscape Architect Nicholas Pearson Partnership Structural engineer Fenton Holloway Ltd M&E engineer Martin Thomas Associates Contractor Andrew Scott Ltd Other Design & Construction team Quantity Surveyor: Parry & Dawkin Date of completion2015Contract value£7.1m Site area9282 m2Funding Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Cadw, the Welsh Governments pilot Community Asset Transfer (CAT), the Welsh European Funding Organisation (WEFO)Awards RSAW Conservation Award 2016 - Royal Society of Architecture in Wales - Conservation Award 2016, RSAW Welsh Architecture Award 2016, RICS Wales 2016 - Building Conservation, RICS Wales 2016 - Tourism & Leisure, RICS Wales 2016 - Project of the Year, RICS Wales 2016 - Community Benefit Highly Commended Cardigan Castle is a scheduled ancient monument and has six Grade II* listed buildings within the curtilage.The first phase of the works involved repairing the main fabric of the curtain walls with the second phase addressing the repair, conservation and upgrades to six buildings within the castle walls and the restoration of the Regency gardens.Bringing these important buildings back into use, and thereby re-using the embodied energy in their construction, was an important factor in the sustainability thinking behind the project. Castle Green House is a nationally important roost for greater horseshoe bats.Redevelopment involved extensive negotiation with Natural Resources Wales and local bat groups.

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