15 July 2021
National and Regional Recognition of Regency Restoration
The Regency Restoration is the largest project of its kind in Wales and the first ecological and landscape restoration completed for a generation. As the central feature at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, it brings significant benefits to people in the local community and the wider tourist industry worth over £330million to the surrounding area. Educational benefits from engagement during the construction and beyond have seen people of all ages volunteering their time, promoting the heritage and environmental importance, and have raised the profile of civil engineering. Extensive works included lake and reservoir creation, dam reconstruction and new water control infrastructure, 6 footbridges, extensive footpaths, and the reinstatement of this 18th century landscape. The dedicated and close-knit team of specialists in the project team have worked closely together throughout, involving many volunteers from the local community, to deliver a sustainable legacy for future generations and sympathetically restore the 200 year old landscape. They are proud to have these achievements recognised. ICE Wales Project Award winners will be announced in September and BCIA Winners in October 2021.