Making history by mixing the old with the new

TPS 360 were successful in the competitive process to be selected by main contractor, Kier to play a key role in redeveloping Wales’ most popular heritage attraction within tight timescales and budgetary restrictions.

Utilising funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Welsh Government, St Fagan’s National History Museum in Cardiff underwent a massive £30m makeover that included both new build and refurbishment works, both of which TPS 360 were an integral part of.

The existing main building was totally transformed during the project with the construction of new galleries, learning areas and visitor facilities that were completed and opened to the public during the summer of 2017.

The historic buildings and exciting spaces allow St Fagans to interpret the history of Wales and also reflects a diverse and forward-looking nation, whilst also using TPS 360’S state of the art technologies and flooring preparations and installations to give a modern futuristic feel to the visitor centre.

Whilst on site, the main contractor carried out an APR health & safety inspection. At the time of the inspection, TPS 360 operatives were grinding an area using remote-controlled grinders and triple filter extract systems which was witnessed by the safety advisor. Impressed with the use of the machinery in a professional manner and how the risk exposure of HAVS and dust to operatives and the environment were significantly reduced resulted in the site receiving a BLUE award.

……… because of this the site has been issued with a BLUE, this means that we have gone above and beyond the kier safety procedures and excelled in safety performance. Myself, John and the team would like to thank TPS 360 for all your hard work and helping us achieve this recognition. Warren Davies, Site Manager