The project comprised of the construction of a new library for Caerphilly County Borough Council, built on the old site of the town centre post office.

The three-storey building, which incorporates stone from the old post office building, also houses a council customer service centre with spaces for a range of activities such as adult reading groups, Welsh reading groups, IT and adult education classes. The top floor of the library plays host to a museum area for themed exhibitions from the Winding House Museum in New Tredegar.

The scope of services provided by RVW Consulting included design of the substructure and superstructure elements, drainage and external works using drainage modelling software.


  • Concrete pad foundations.
  • Steel frame superstructure with composite deck floors.
  • Suspended ground floor construction to span existing basement.
  • Foul and surface water drainage design.
  • Drainage design included surface water attenuation to LPA and BREEAM requirements.
  • Associated external works design and detailing of access roads and car parking areas.
  • Use of Microdrainage software for drainage and SuDS design.
  • BREEAM "Very Good" standard.


Project Client

Carter Lauren Construction


CWA Architects

Project Value


Completion Date

Summer 2013