SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
The Prince of Wales met England and Australia players preparing for the Ashes Test Series and was introduced to staff, volunteers, younger cricketers and young people taking part in the Prince’s Trust “Get Into Hospitality'” programme.
HLN was appointed as project Architects for the Glamorgan Cricket Club ground development at Sophia Gardens, designing the cricket school, riverside stands and the 16,000 spectator seats on stands forming a bowl around the 8.5 acre site incorporating a new Pavilion. Other facilities designed by HLN include the Grandstand, Media Centre, Hospitality Suites, Medical Centre, concession areas, shop and toilets.
HMP Parc Prison, Bridgend
Prince Charles visited the largest prison in England and Wales to view the prison gardens and meet the young offenders supported by the Prince’s Trust. During his visit Prince Charles also toured the prison gardens and spoke to inmates tending the vegetable patches and flower beds. TV stars Ant & Dec welcomed The Prince of Wales on the prison’s artificial pitch to talk about the Prince’s Trust “Get Started with Football” project, which seeks to rehabilitate offenders through football.
HLN were the Architects for the Phase 1 expansion and Architects, Civil & Structural Engineers for the Phase 2 expansion. Both projects were designed to achieve BREEAM “Excellent” and have made HMP Parc the largest prison in England and Wales.