Cardiff Capital Region
£500 million + GDV
Green energy production and storage, net zero-carbon manufacturing site, ecology park, Pulverised Fuel Ash, de-carbonisation and giga-plant facility
Vale of Glamorgan
Initial planning stages and consultation underway, with Masterplan recently updated
The planning for this former power station based at Aberthaw in the Vale of Glamorgan represents a gamechanging opportunity to reset the CCR economy and green energy needs of the entire Southeast Wales region.
The 489-acre Aberthaw Power Station was purchased by the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal partnership (CCR) in 2022 for £36.4m and is now starting its evolution into a greener, cleaner environment with the long-term development of green powerhouse for generations to come.
A site Masterplan has been developed, with CCR establishing a new private-sector company (CCR Energy Limited) to own and lead the demolition, remediation, and future development of the site.
It will also provide the region with highly skilled job creation – with the potential to create thousands of direct, indirect and induced jobs, along with local supply chain and upskilling benefits.
The remediation plans are well underway with demolition due to start in 2023.
This is a long-term project that will take three to four years to see the site cleaned up before redevelopment can start.