An interesting project has recently come to a close at Four Elms, a Grade II listed school building in Adamstown, Cardiff. The redevelopment of this beautiful building was undertaken by NoFit State, a 27 year old circus company. The redevelopment of this beautiful building was to facilitate NoFit State’s venue on a permanent basis.
Four Elms was originally built by the United Methodist Church and was opened on 5th September 1896 and was owned by the church until 1978 when it was sold to the Cardiff County Borough Council, it later became nearly derelict and at risk. Then wonderful news came for Four Elms when No Fit State stumbled upon it in 2007, who started to look into the possibilities of acquiring it from the Cardiff County Council. It was then awarded by a long lease, then with the help of funders such as the Big Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation and Admiral Insurance, have restored it to a fully functional, entertaining and a fulfilling community venue. This is exactly the sort of thing that Love My Wales encourages and to them we say “well done!”
“For me this is an amazing regeneration project. I love the fact that it is actually going to belong to people and not just a private firm. Making something really beautiful from a building that has been so neglected.”
- Zoe Munn, Four Elms Development Officer
If you would like to see more from NoFit State, please visit their website: www.nofitstate.org