The UK restoration Services team has recently completed consolidation work at Pontneddfechan Gunpowder Works in south Wales. The work took over 39 weeks to complete and has seen the historic site transformed into a national landmark and welsh heritage site.
The Glynneath Gunpowder Works were establish on the site in 1857 to produce black powder for use in mining and quarrying, and operated until the early 1930s. The site became derelict in the early 1940’s and many of the building were burnt down or demolished because of the risk of accidental explosion they posed.
A major part of the project was to restore this chimney which was partially demolished and had become unstable over time. Below you can see a complete time lapse video of the Chimney reconstruction from start to finish.