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Blaenau Gwent The Works

Blaenau Gwent
Project Promoters

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Welsh Government

Scale

£150 million +

Sector

Mixed Use - Enterprise, Residential, Transport, Education, Leisure and Community.

Location

The Works Site, Ebbw Vale

Planning Status

Being developed in parallel with the BGCBC Replacement Local Development Plan. Will be adopted as future Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

Lime Avenue Employment Park – Planning Approval until December 2024

The Works is a vibrant and distinctive development in the heart of Blaenau Gwent, South Wales to redevelop the former Ebbw Vale steelworks site. The ambitions are high. Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council want to ensure the proposed developments maximise social, economic, and environmental benefits for local people. Since 2008, significant regeneration activity has been completed. This includes a mix of uses: the Learning Campus primary and secondary school, HE college, local general hospital, leisure centre and sports pitches, hybrid business units, start up units and homes. The site also has a train station with 2 trains per hour; to Cardiff and Newport. A significant amount of redevelopment has taken place, there are still several vacant strategic development areas:

Station Square

The Station Square zone is currently an area of open space to the west of the Blaenau Gwent General Offices, directly north of Ebbw Vale town railway, Ebbw Fawr Learning Community and Thales Campus. Nestled behind the Grade II* Listed former General Offices, the land at Station Square is one of the prime development plots remaining on the site. Development here must grasp the opportunity to deliver high quality ‘destination’ buildings and spaces that positively address the culturally significant context, respond to the climate change agenda and act as a catalyst for future transformation of the site and nearby town centre. It will include high quality, carbon neutral buildings occupied by vibrant uses with active frontage, F&B led commercial and conferencing space and improved pedestrian and cycling connections to the Town Centre, with better cycle parking.

Lime Avenue Employment Park

The proposed scheme involves the development and construction of traditional style business units. This project will provide new accommodation to support the development of B1 / B2 small and medium enterprise (SMEs). Key project outcomes include new enterprise, business growth and job creation. It will include construction of up to 25 high quality employment units ranging between 500 sq. ft to 5,000 sq. Ft. Total floor space of the development will be in the region of 42,000 sq. Ft (GIA). The sites identified above, are just two examples of the development plots that we have available at the Works site.

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