Planned improvement of the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre

Following the recent announcement of investment funding to improve the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre in Llanberis, we can now confirm that a planning application for a temporary building has been submitted to Gwynedd Council.

The Electric Mountain building requires substantial upgrading and refurbishment and to ensure that the facility can continue to operate whilst the proposed refurbishment works are taking place, we are seeking to construct a temporary visitor centre building.

The building will be located on part of the existing visitor centre car park and will deliver a reduced operation which enables First Hydro to continue the Dinorwig Power Station tours. Minor alterations will be made to the existing visitor centre car park to accommodate a temporary tour bus pick up/drop off facility and alternative disabled car parking provision. It is anticipated that the temporary visitor centre building will be required for a period of 12 – 18 months.

We are working with contractors and users of the Centre during this refurbishment stage as there will be no provision for a café or community rooms within the temporary building.

Below is a drawing of the proposed temporary Visitor Centre building on part of the existing Electric Mountain Visitor Centre car park for your information. If you have any questions regarding the refurbishment, you can contact us by emailing:

First Hydro Company, owned by ENGIE and Brookfield Renewables, is pleased to announce that it has approved investment funding to improve the Electric Mountain Visitor Centre in Llanberis, North Wales. This investment signifies the Company's commitment to maintaining a Visitor Centre in Llanberis.

The Company will be progressing with plans to refurbish and enhance the Visitor Centre, developing a fit for purpose building, to achieve a modern and outstanding facility.

Detailed plans will now be developed and we look forward to sharing these with you over the coming months.

Proposed Site Plan

Details on the Planning Application for Redevelopment of Electric Mountain Visitor Centre, Llanberis can be found here:

Planning Application for Redevelopment - PDF Copy

Planning Application for Redevelopment - Word Copy

Jan*, Feb, Mar, April, May
7 days a week 10:00am - 4:30pm

Main Children's Holidays, Bank Holidays & Jun, July, Aug
7 days a week 09.30am - 5:30pm

Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
7 days a week 10:00am - 4:30pm (Closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st)

*Please note that we will be closed for the first two weeks in January due to maintenance work and staff training