Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil is strategically located adjacent to the Bannau Brycheiniog 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.
Merthyr Tydfil

Project Promoters

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and Welsh Government

Scale

£100 million GDV

Sector

Rail Station Development with Office, Residential, Retail opportunities; St Tydfil’s Centre is 180,000 ft2 retail and residential site in a 1.75ha footprint

Location

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre

Planning Status

All schemes are identified in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council’s adopted Place Making Plan as key regeneration projects

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The Council is implementing key projects that are part of a transformational plan for the town centre. The recently completed, multi-award winning Bus Interchange has become a catalyst project for other strategic development opportunities for new retail, leisure, residential and workspaces. 

The acquisition by the Council of the St.Tydfil’s Centre, the principal retail area, provides a significant redevelopment opportunity for a new mixed use development on a site of 1.75ha, with an adjoining open space (2.6ha), also Council owned. 

A multi-disciplinary consultant team is currently preparing an ambitious future plan for the site based on a robust evidence base to ensure outcomes are aspirational and deliverable. 

The strategic ambitions are for:

  • A Tourism Capital – A centre for adventure tourism, as well as an internationally renowned destination for industrial and cultural heritage.
  • A Low Carbon Town – Designed for the 21st century’s needs 
  • of low energy use, renewable energy, low environmental impact 
  • and adaptability.
  • A Destination for Services – A focus for high quality public services for the communities of the Borough.
  • A Better Waterside Town – Making 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 capture the benefits of technology and the application of data.
  • An Inclusive & 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 to ensure that the town is resilient to change and able to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
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