at the Llandaff Institute on the High Street
We are delighted to have achieved a £200,000 Welsh Government grant , £3,000 from Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust and £5,000 from National Lottery Community Fund to help provide a 50+ community activity centre and heritage room in the heart of Llandaff village. It will be a space to accommodate small-
Llandaff has the second highest proportion of older people in Cardiff, but no designated centre for socialising, sharing information and making new friends.
The Pound Centre will be run by volunteers on a self-
The Pound is located next to the 13th Century Bishop’s Castle at the top of the High Street.
It was built in 1924 at the same time as Sir William Goscombe John’s War Memorial on The Green.
There would also be the chance to re-
Further grant funding is being sought for the additional work and re-
We are working with Downs Merrifield Architects on our plans and in January, celebrated receiving charity status. We are now applying for funding and will be submitting our plans to the Planning Dept shortly.
The Bishop’s Castle, Llandaff
We would like to thank everyone who is helping us with this unusual development:
Llandaff Society, Cardiff Council, Downs Merrifield (Architects), Owen Associates (Quantity Surveyors), PHG Consulting Engineers, East Ecology, Dr Tim Young, C3SC, our local councillors, our AMs and MP, Llandaff Cathedral, Bishop of Llandaff School, Age Connects, Age Cymru, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Cadw, The Cathedral School, Designs and Signs, Domestic Building Services, 196 Productions, The Llandaff Institute, St Fagan’s Museum
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help, donate or just ask a question.
The Centre will also give our volunteers, in association with the Llandaff Society, the opportunity to share the history of Llandaff in a small heritage room, and also run guided tours of the Castle.
Left: Carolyn Merrifield, Cllr Sean Driscoll and Louise Thomas (Cardiff Council) examine the wall of the Bishop’s Castle in The Pound
Left: Artists’ impression of the Courtyard.
Right: Floor plan of The Pound