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Welsh Building Designs

Contemporary Architectural Developments + Buildings in Wales, UK

post updated 23 February 2024


Building Designs in Wales

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Welsh Building Designs.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Wales. The focus is on contemporary Welsh buildings.

We have 3 pages of Welsh Architecture selections.

Welsh Architecture : news + key projects

Welsh Buildings : A-J

Welsh Building Designs : K-Z (this page)

Welsh Building Designs 2022 – 2024

New Welsh Architecture projects:

22 February 2024
2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards

16 June 2023
Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff
Architecture: White Arkitekter
Velindre Cancer Centre Cardiff Wales
image courtesy of architecture practice
Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff
Architectural proposals for the UK’s most sustainable hospital reaches key planning milestone. The ACORN consortium, led by developer and investor Kajima with lead designers White Arkitekter, has secured the green light for the reserved matters associated with the 2017 outline planning permission for this South Wales building design.

8 May 2022
Private Residence, Swansea
Design: Loyn & Co Architects
Residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects
photograph : Charles Hosea
Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects
The judges were bowled over by the spectacular location within the AONB, high up on the coastline offering views to the sea and with a magnificent stand of mature pine trees within the garden. This is a replacement house which is larger and relocated forward in the site to maximise on the sea views.

16 Mar 2022
Pencoedtre High School, Barry, South Wales
Architecture: HLM Architects
Pencoedtre High School Barry Wales
image courtesy of architects practice
Pencoedtre High School Barry
Designed by HLM and built by Bouygues UK, the Pencoedtre High School project forms part of a £34.7 m investment into the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, a long-term strategic investment in schools and colleges throughout Wales developed by the Vale Council and Welsh Government. Built over a two-year construction period, the new school provides modern facilities catering for up to 1,100 pupils, including sixth form students, with additional amenities to accommodate pupils with enhanced learning needs.

4 Mar 2022
Swansea Arena Building, Copr Bay, central Swansea, South Wales
Design: ACME
Swansea Arena building, Wales by ACME
photo © James Newton / Swansea Council
Swansea Arena Building
A new multi-million pound arena in Swansea clad in shimmering gold-coloured panelling and nearly 100,000 lights has become the UK’s first major music, performance and events venue to complete since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The new Swansea Arena, which has been under construction since 2019, is capable of showcasing dynamic visual content – using 93,000 individual LED lights which form a giant wraparound display – and is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Welsh Architectural Designs

New Welsh Architecture, alphabetical:

Maggie’s Southwest Wales
Design: Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates
Maggie's Wales Cancer Centre Swansea building by Kisho Kurokawa
photograph : Thore Garbers
Maggies Wales

Merthyr Learning Quarter, SE Wales
Design: RMJM architects
Merthyr Learning Quarter, Welsh Further Education College
image from architects
Welsh Further Education College

Museum Of Military Medicine, Cardiff
Architecture: Scott Brownrigg Architects
Museum Of Military Medicine Cardiff building design
image courtesy of Scott Brownrigg
Museum Of Military Medicine

Newport Station, southeast Wales
Architects: Grimshaw with Atkins
Newport Station, Grimshaw Building Wales
image from architect
Newport Station

Plinth House, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, southwest Wales
Architecture: Hyde + Hyde Architects
Plinth House Pembrokeshire Wales
image courtesy of architecture office
Plinth House, Pembrokeshire

Queen’s Parade in Bangor Redevelopment, Bangor, northwest Wales
Design: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Queen's Parade Masterplan, Bangor
image © FaulknerBrowns Architects
Queen’s Parade Masterplan Bangor

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Design: BFLS
RWCMD Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Cardiff building
photo : Nick Guttridge / BFLS
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin
Design: Sergison Bates Architects
Ruthin Craft Centre Wales by Sergison Bates
photo © Adrian Welch
Ruthin Craft Centre

St David’s Hospice, New In-Patient Unit, Newport
Design: KKE Architects
St David's Hospice, New In-Patient Unit, Newport
photo : Ståle Eriksen
St David’s Hospice New In-Patient Unit, Newport

St Fagans National Museum of History Building, Cardiff, South Wales
Design: Purcell
St Fagans National Museum of History - Welsh Architecture News
photograph © Craig Auckland / Fotohaus
St Fagans National Museum of History

Sleeperz Cardiff Hotel
Design: Clash Associates
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
photo : Daniel Clements
Sleeperz Cardiff Hotel

Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre
Design: Ray Hole Architects
Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre - Welsh Building Designs
picture from architect
Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre

Teenage Cancer Trust Unit, Cardiff
Design: ORMS Architects
Teenage Cancer Unit Cardiff - Welsh Building Designs
image from architect
Teenage Cancer Unit Cardiff

Techniquest, Cardiff
Architecture: HLM Architects
Techniquest Cardiff - Welsh Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Techniquest Building

Ty Hedfan, Brecon, south Wales
Design: Featherstone Young
Ty Hedfan - Welsh Property Designs
picture © Featherstone Young
Brecon house

University of Wales Newport Campus
Design: BDP
Newport City Centre Campus - Welsh Building Designs
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight
Newport City Campus

UWIC School of Management, Cardiff
Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
UWIC School of Management Cardiff building

photo © Morley von Sternberg
UWIC School of Management

Welsh Building Competition, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, northest Wales
Welsh Building Competition
image © 1AX Architetti Associati
Welsh Building Competition

Welsh National Assembly, Cardiff
Richard Rogers Partnership
National Assembly for Wales Building
photo © Katsuisha Kida
National Assembly for Wales

Welsh Architecture Design – No Images

New Welsh Architecture, alphabetical:

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

HOK Sport

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea : RIBA Awards 2006
Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Newport High School, Newport, South Wales
1972; proposed demolition 2008
Evans & Shalev Architects
Welsh heritage minister – advised by Cadw – refused to list despite appeals by leading architects + 20th Century Society. Replacement school by HLM Architects

Portmeirion, northwest Wales
Sir Clough Williams Ellis

Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport
Austin Smith:Lord

Torch Theatre Fly Tower: illumination, Milford Haven, west Wales

DO architecture

St David’s Cathedral cloister project
Caroe & Partners
RIBA Regional Award Shortlist 2008

Swansea masterplan
Welsh masterplan

Underground House, Pembrokeshire, south west Wales
Future Systems
for Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews

University of Wales campus, Newport

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Capita Percy Thomas Architects

Ysgol Ifor Bach School, Caerphilly, south Wales
van Heyningen & Haward

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Location: Wales, UK

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Swansea Architecture

Severn Bridge, crossing from Wales to England:
Welsh bridge
scan of photo by Adrian Welch 1986

Buildings / photos for the Welsh Building Design page welcome.