Pontypridd Town Centre

This is an exciting development opportunity on land within public ownership in the major town of Pontypridd, just 12 miles from Cardiff. The town will benefit from 24 trains an hour as part of the South Wales Metro investment.

Project Promoters

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council


£100 million


Mixed Use – Hotel, Retail, Residential, Leisure


Pontypridd Town Centre

Planning Status

Strategic master planning has taken place


There are opportunities in the town to invest in mixed use developments that will complement the recent £50m development of the Llys Cadwyn complex which includes the headquarters of Transport for Wales. Available land includes town centre frontage and in close proximity to the town’s iconic park and the National Lido of Wales.

Pontypridd has a unique townscape and unrivalled landscape setting that includes two iconic rivers and a historic park. These unique attributes will be utilised to establish a destination that is a great place to work, live and visit. Pontypridd’s development are being driven a series of core ambitions which are:

  • Making the town a key business destination with flexible workspace.
  • Delivering the plan so that Pontypridd is a great place to live with high-quality new homes, jobs and opportunities for leisure.
  • Improving pedestrian connections to the town centre and establishing high-quality cycle infrastructure.
  • Creating a green waterside town with unrivalled leisure 
  • and recreation.
  • Capitalising on Pontypridd’s unique townscape and its 
  • iconic heritage.
  • Making the town a cultural and social destination.
  • Improving the inclusivity and resilience of the town.

Five key spatial areas have been identified for the town centre that will act as areas of specific focus for investment. These areas have been identified as:

  1. Southern Gateway
  2. Town Centre Core
  3. Market Quarter
  4. Northern Gateway
  5. Ynysangharad War Memorial Park
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