Lisvane and Llanishen Visitor Centre

Lisvane and Llanishen Visitor Centre

Client: Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water)

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Architect: FCB Studios
  • Landscape Architect: LT Studio
  • Status: Completed

A stunning redevelopment of the Lisvane and Llanishen reservoirs just outside Cardiff to create a tranquil and peaceful space.

LT Studio are very proud to have worked with FCB Studios on the redevelopment of Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs just outside Cardiff. Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water) are a not-for-profit water company who took over the reservoirs in 2016 with the aim of protecting its ecology whilst also creating a vibrant hub for local people to reconnect with nature and the beautiful surroundings that the reservoirs have to offer.

Lisvane reservoir is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Therefore, the work undertaken has been completed with great care to ensure a minimal disruption to local wildlife. Lisvane and Llanishen reservoirs are set approximately 5km to the north
of Cardiff City Centre and are well situated between two residential areas which will enable local people to utilise the new facilities. The site includes a new visitor centre, cafe, bird hide, education centre as well as nature trails and paths. A new access road has been established to provide entry to the site and sufficient parking for visitors. Polished stone benches and precast concrete steps form small open auditoriums where instructor-led sessions can take place as well as providing an area to relax and take in the waterside views.