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Lewis Partnership was founded in 1995 as a Family run business by Father and Son duo under the name WYNFORD & PHILIP LEWIS Architects and SurveyorsThat family ethos has been ingrained into the approach we take to each and every project, taking pride in providing a personal touch to the way in which we engage with every project.

 

We’ve earned a reputation for maintaining the highest levels of professional standards and endeavor to bring a progressive approach to every project we undertake. Here in our Archive we take a look back over past projects, conceptual drawings and points key points during our history as we celebrate 25 years of business this year.

1995 

Founding Year of the Practice 

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1995

  • Year - 1992-1995

  • Building - Glenalla Civic Hall, Llanelli

  • Client - Llanelli Town Council

  • Sector - Historic Conservation

  • Description of Works - Refurbishment works to existing building 

Project Description

The Practice was founded in 1995 with the reformation of the previous practice and provided an opportunity for father and Son duo Wynford and Philip Lewis to modernize the approach to architectural projects. With the office established at Ty`r Nant, Parc Trostre it provided the opportune location to work across Llanelli and the wider community. 

Along with a range of residential projects at the time our first major project came for Llanelli Town Council which included works to the former Glenalla Chapel which had remained close for many years until Llanelli Town Council bought the property and embarked on an ambitious project to extend and convert the building to provide community facilities including meeting rooms and an auditorium. The initial project was completed in 1992 but works continued to upgrade the buildings in 1995 and still remains a key part of the offices maintenance work to this present day. The practice was fortunate to win a prestigious Prince of Wales Award for the refurbishment.

 
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1992 - Prince of Wales Award

  • Year -

       1992 - 1995

  • Building -

       Glenalla Civic Hall, Llanelli

  • Client -

       Llanelli Town Council

  • Sector -

       Historic Conservation

  • Award Recipient -

       Philip Lewis

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1996

 

Photograph -1996 - Lewis Partnership Become BS5750 Quality Assured  (now known as ISO9001). We were one of the first Architectural practices in Wales to achieve this award and have remain accredited to this current day. - Top Left - Wynford Lewis Bottom Left - Philip Lewis - with representatives from QA Auditing 

1997

 
 
 
 
 

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2003

Fforestfach Medical Centre

 
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2003

  • Year - 1994, 1997, 2004

  • Building - Fforestfach Medical Centre

  • Client - Fforestfach Medical Group

  • Sector - Health Care

  • Description of Works - Proposed Medical Centre

Project Description

The Fforestfach Medical Centre, created for the newly formed practice in 1994 has been a central project in the history of the practice, with further additions to the original centre in 1997 and 2003. Dr Powell and Parters and Dr Bensusan and Partners were two GP Partnerships that came together to form Fforestfach Medical Group in 1995, working together to build the purpose built premises you see today. 

2004

Laugharne Memorial Hall - Laugharne

 
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2004

  • Year - 2000-2004

  • Building - Laugharne Memorial Hall

  • Client - Laugharne Community Council

  • Sector - Community

  • Description of Works - Proposed New Community Hall

Project Description

We were approached in 1999 to prepare a millennium community scheme for Laugharne Community Council, the scheme aimed at providing a flexible community space for meetings, recreational use and social events has proven extremely popular in the 16 years since its opening in 2004 for various village functions.

 

2005

Welsh Wool Museum - Drefach

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2005

  • Year - 2000-2005

  • Building - National Woolen Museum - Drefach Velindre

  • Client - National Museum Gallery of Wales

  • Sector - Conservation / Community

  • Description of Works - Refurbishment works to existing building 

Project Description

The National Woollen Museum at Drefach Felindre in the Teifi Valley is based at an authentic working woolen mill which had been in continuous production for a hundred years.Wool was historically the most widespread and important of Wales’ industries in the 19th century.

And Drefach was once at the centre of the Welsh woolen industry, being known as the Huddersfield of Wales. We were tasked with refurbishing the majority of the buildings on site together with designing a new circulation hub connecting the  2 main mill buildings.

2006

 
 
 
 
 
 

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2014

Llanelli Fire Station - MAWWFRS 

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2014

  • Year - 2012-2014

  • Building - Llanelli Fire Station, Llanelli

  • Client - Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service  

  • Sector - Commercial / Community

  • Description of Works - Refurbishment works to existing building 

Project Description

We were appointed by Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to refurbish the existing building and to provide enhanced facilities which would include new bedroom accommodation, community and partnership outlets. 

 

The buildings were to be continually occupied during the works and access had to be maintained for appliance vehicles at all times. The budget was limited but a high quality specification and end result was expected by the client.

In association with the M & E Consultants, materials were specified, primarily with green guide A+ rating to ensure that the environmental impact of the building was minimized. Every effort was made to reduce the energy demand of the building,  before applying any low / zero carbon hardware to the building, in accordance with the accepted Energy Hierarchy regime.

Testimonial

Stephanie Howells - Facilities Manager

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

"We are more than pleased with the performance of Phil Lewis and his team.

This is the first contract we have worked on but Phil Lewis understood our requirements and interpreted the brief into a suitable design for an operational self roster crewed fire station.

 

We would be happy to recommend his services for any refurbishment project in the future.

"

2015

 
 
 
 
 
 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Practice Images through the Years

1995 - 2020

 
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