Regenerating Blaenau Ffestiniog

The impact of slate quarry closures over a number of decades and the inevitable economic and social pressures now facing the population of Blaenau Ffestiniog meant that in recent years there was an increasing call for some significant changes to be made to the physical fabric of the town. In addition there was a need to diversify the industry offer to one which could support the economic viability of the place and its people.

 

This case study looks at the progress being made to regenerate a former industrial town located in the heart of the mountainous landscape of Snowdonia in North Wales.

 

© Antur Stiniog

published14/07/15