Persimmon Homes and G&G Land
£1 billion GDV
Rail Station Development with Office, Residential, Retail opportunities; St Tydfil’s Centre is 180,000 ft2 retail and residential site
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Site promotion through the LDP
Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council is currently in the process of implementing key projects that are part of a transformational plan for the town centre.
Merthyr Tydfil is strategically located adjacent to the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park, with direct rail access to the wider Cardiff Capital Region, the M4 and home to key tourism assets such as Bike Park Wales.
The recently completed Bus Interchange has become a catalyst project that is helping to unlock several other strategically significant town centre development opportunities for new retail, leisure, residential and workspaces.
The acquisition by the Council of the St.Tydfil’s Centre, the principal town centre retail area, provides a significant redevelopment opportunity for a new mixed use development on a site of 1.75ha. Adjacent to the St.Tydfil’s Centre is the site of the former bus station and adjoining open space (2.6ha), also Council owned. Both overlook the River Taff and are connected to the Victorian High Street and adjacent to the award winning Bus Interchange.
In order to progress with the regeneration of the area, the Council has commissioned a multi-disciplinary consultant team to prepare a clear plan for the future of the site based upon a robust evidence base to ensure the direction of travel is as aspirational as it is deliverable.
The Council are clear in their ambition for the town and will use the above opportunities to work towards the following strategic ambitions:
The Tourism Capital of the Valleys & Beacons – a centre for adventure tourism to the HoV and the Brecon Beacons and as well as an internationally renowned destination for industrial and cultural heritage.
A Low Carbon Town – a low carbon town which is designed for the 21st century’s needs of low energy use, renewable energy, low environmental impact and adaptability.
A Destination for Services – the focus for high quality public services for the communities of the Borough.
A Better Waterside Town – a waterside town which makes full use of its location on the banks of the River Taff.
A ‘Smart’ Town – a digitally fluent town where businesses, public services and citizens can capture the benefits of technology and the application of data.
An Inclusive and Engaging Public Realm – a town with inviting streets, squares and routes, where people feel safe, welcomed and uplifted.
A Resilient Town – with a wide variety of activities and occupiers so that the town is resilient to change and able to adapt to a rapidly changing world.