Natural and cultural resources
This feasibility study is a vital first step in the development of the proposed Henry VII visitor centre. The Henry VII visitor centre is a project for regeneration, capitalising on Pembroke’s prestigious heritage, as a source of the Tudor dynasty. Pembroke would be start of a Tudor heritage trail extending from Pembroke to the Bosworth Centre, then to Leicester, a complete ‘Wars of the Roses’ experience.
The feasibility study explored the location of Pembroke South Quay and the viability of a heritage centre as a charitable company managed by a small team of professional staff and supported by volunteers. This would directly lead towards the provision of a unique and memorable visitor experience of national importance, as well as contributing to Pembroke’s regeneration and an education resource with links to the National Curriculum.
With 100% hindsight, the project would have had a different balance between PCC project managing role and the direct involvement of the Trust to direct actions within the study. This would have facilitated the seamless transfer of responsibility for onward delivery to the Trust.
”We are delighted at the outcome of the feasibility study, which will now progress us to provide, with the help of Pembrokeshire County Council, alongside other funders, a flagship visitor attraction which is vital to the regeneration of our ailing town centre.”
Mrs Suzie Thomas
Arwain Sir Benfro and the LEADER Programme concluded in December 2021 once all projects were completed and funding exhausted. There is now no dedicated support upon the completion of the LEADER Programme in Pembrokeshire. Should you have any queries, PLANED as the previous administrators, may be able to assist, or similarly for wider questions on the LEADER Programme in Wales, please contact the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO).