12th - 15th March 2024, Stand R9.K, Palais des Festivals, Cannes

Porthcawl Hotel Development Site

Bridgend
Project Owner

Bridgend County Borough Council

Location

Porthcawl

Sector

Leisure

Planning Status

Located within a 100 acre mixed use regeneration area allocated for regeneration-led, mixed-use development

Porthcawl is a high performing tourism economy in the Cardiff Capital Region, attracting over a million people every year to the area. The towns seaside location acts as a magnet for visitors, attracted by the natural beauty, water sports and outdoor recreation opportunities. There is a particularly strong golf tourism market with three golf courses within close proximity to Porthcawl, including the Royal Porthcawl which has strong potential to host an Open Championship event in the coming years. 

The 2 acre Bridgend Council owned site (currently used as a car park) occupies a prime south facing position, overlooking a marina and with sweeping views out to sea and along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The location and scale of the proposed hotel site offers a unique and unrivalled opportunity to deliver a 100 -150 bed 4-star hotel in a unique coastal setting.

In addition to occupying a prime waterfront position, the site benefits from being located within a wider 100 acre brownfield waterfront regeneration site which has been allocated to for comprehensive, regeneration-led, mixed-use development that will deliver circa 1000 homes, a new food store, leisure facilities, a bus terminus, recreation facilities, public open space, community facilities and commercial uses. As part of this wider regeneration an enhanced pedestrianised promenade and piazza connecting the seafront to the Town Centre will be delivered. These significant planned public realm enhancements border the sites northern and eastern boundaries. 

In recent years the waterfront regeneration project has gained significant momentum reflected by infrastructure and regeneration investment from both Bridgend County Borough Council and Welsh Government alongside early phases of development from private developers. This momentum is set to build further with Bridgend County Borough Council committed to bringing forward development of various sites across the regeneration area.

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