Liam Betsworth

Visualising the Past, Cu @ Swansea

Hafod Copper Works Chimney

Introduction

The Hafod Copper Works in an abandoned industrial site that lies on the banks of the River Tawe in the Lower Swansea Valley. Once the world's largest copper works, the site is now derelict and in dire need of regeneration & redevelopment.

While many bodies are currently working to bring about the regeneration of the site, it is my specific task to develop imaginative and inventive visitor experiences at the site. This will be achieved through a range of different technologies - mainly those that are handheld and accessible to all.

Progress

Progress and developments at the site will be posted here as they occur.

05/02/2013 - Work Begins On-site!

Groundwork are the company that have been appointed to carry out the regeneration work at the site. You can keep up to date with their developments on their Hafod & Morfa Copperworks blog.

16/02/2012 - Funding Secured

We've managed to secure £5,000 of funding to incorporate technology into the site. We hope to spend this money on high-end projectors and sound to place on site.