5th Studio are part of the project team developing proposals for the Global Centre of Rail Excellence on the site of the Nant Helen open cast mine and Onllwyn Washeries. These proposals have recently been showcased in a series of conferences and articles as the projects continues to gather momentum.
5th Studio are leading a multidisciplinary team to produce an overarching masterplan for the transformation of the site. Our team including Expedition Engineering, Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects, Faithful & Gould, Fairhurst, PRD, Wildwood Ecology and Thirty 4/7 are in the process of developing a holistic spatial plan that will incorporate the track testing facility including proposals for the future landscape of the whole site, together with an innovation campus incorporating visitor accommodation. This integrated design process will include public consultation to engage and integrate the views of local residents.