The refurbishment of the former Police Station and courthouse in Cardigan to create a community owned bunkhouse and cultural venue.
This project converts the former Police Station in to a hostel providing high quality affordable accommodation to visitors and tourists to Cardigan. We are working with 4CG, a local co-operative organisation, as a residential base for disseminating knowledge about community led development organisations. Like many market towns, Cardigan in West Wales has suffered from its town centre closing and public buildings and shops emptying. 4CG are reinvigorating Cardigan by bringing new public uses to these buildings, run as community-owned assets.
The adjacent storehouse is being restored to provide a valuable multifunctional space. It will supplement the hostel’s facilities and be a venue for 4CG’s shareholder and public events.
The courthouse will also house the library and poetry collection of the former archdruid, the prifardd Dic Jones, which was bequeathed to 4CG. This will enable the collection to be publicly accessible for the first time. 4CG’s long-term aspiration is that this collection will grow to be a cultural resource, promoting both the local and national bardic tradition.