Willmott Dixon to develop £38m redevelopment scheme in Wales

13 June 2018 (Last Updated June 13th, 2018 12:01)

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to deliver the £38m Taff Vale redevelopment project in Pontypridd, Wales, UK.

Willmott Dixon to develop £38m redevelopment scheme in Wales
The £38m Taff Vale redevelopment project. Credit: Willmott Dixon.

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to deliver the £38m Taff Vale redevelopment project in Pontypridd, Wales, UK.

Under this scheme, two new office blocks and a gateway building offering spaces for a café, fitness centre, library, community facilities, customer contact point and new leisure centre will be constructed.

It will bring economic benefits to Pontypridd by providing 14,693m² of office space for more than 1,000 individuals.

The scheme will also involve redevelopment a former shopping area by building a riverside waterfront.

Both the office blocks will feature curtain walling, while the gateway building will highlight a distinctive zinc cladding tile system.

“We want to leave a lasting legacy that we will all be proud of.”

In addition to the main buildings, the scheme will include public realm and highway work, a car park in the basement and bike stands.

Willmott Dixon Wales and the West managing director Neal Stephens said: “We are delighted to have been appointed for this flagship project for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council as this will be a catalyst to further revitalise the strategically important town of Pontypridd. Together, we’ll create an exciting new chapter for Pontypridd’s future.”

“We will also support the council’s vision to inject new prosperity into the region by using local businesses whenever possible during the build programme; we want to leave a lasting legacy that we will all be proud of.”

Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Housing and Councillor Robert Bevan said: “This project is a catalyst for the continuingly successful regeneration of Pontypridd and once complete will help to drive further regeneration across the entire region.

“Pontypridd and the wider area is a key strategic location in the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal and this flagship project highlights our ambitions as a council to spread prosperity, create jobs and regenerate all areas of our County Borough.”

It is Willmott Dixon’s latest mixed-use developments under the SEWCSAP framework.

In February, the company won a contract to construct the £80m Rochdale Riverside for a joint venture between Genr8 and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council.