HAY Castle Trust has appointed John Weaver Contractors for the £4.5 million restoration and refurbishment of the border landmark.

Works are expected to begin on Hay Castle this month with completion by 2020.

John Weaver Contractors is based in Swansea and their previous works include the Guildhall Swansea, and Prince Charles’ Welsh home at Llwynywermod.

They will work with Hay Castle Trust and Rick Mather Architects on the project, which will result in an important centre for the arts and learning and a valuable community asset.

Nancy Lavin Albert, Managing Director of Hay Castle, said: “John Weaver Contractors was selected following a rigorous UK-wide procurement process, and we have total confidence in their ability to realise our vision."

The community is invited to ‘meet the builder’ during an open day on Wednesday, June 13 at 5.30pm at Hay Castle.