RCT Council have declared the following Council building(s) surplus to their needs.

Prior to the Council disposing of these properties on the open market, the Council would like to explore with community and voluntary organisations, social  enterprises and Town & Community Councils across RCT whether these properties can be utilised as an “Asset of Community Value” to deliver services which meet the needs of the broader community and where possible contribute to the key priorities laid out in RCT Council’s Single Integrated Plan “Delivering Change”.

We will provide a "30 Day - Window of Opportunity" for any community groups wishing to submit an initial “Expression of Interest” for the potential leasehold transfer of these building(s) for community use.

Subject to your “Expression of Interest” evidencing it has the potential for your proposal to contribute to the needs of local communities, you may then be invited to the next stage and have up to 13 weeks to provide a fully costed Business Plan which will need to evidence that your proposal meets the needs of the community and is a viable and sustainable proposal.

NB. The “30 Day Window of Opportunity” process ensures equal opportunities to all community groups and social enterprises who may wish to declare an interest.

If there is no community interest in this building(s), then the Council could consider disposing of the asset on the open market.

If you wish to submit an initial “Expression of Interest” for the following building(s) please contact complete the “Expression of Interest” form below and email to RCTtogether@rctcbc.gov.uk before the closing deadline stated below.  NB. Please do not post any completed forms to Council offices as the team is working remotely from home.

 If you require any further information or support to progress your proposals, please contact the Councils Community Development Team on RCTTogether@rctcbc.gov.uk or telephone the area Development Officers listed below who will be able to advise, support and/or signpost you to appropriate support agencies if required.  

Area

Development Officer

Contact Number

Rhondda

Stephen Smith

07786 523656

Cynon

Alice Holloway

07385 370198

Taf

Clair Ruddock

07786 523652

RCT Wide

Debra Hanney

07880 044520

Current Window of Opprtunities:

Asset

Building Description/Current Occupation

Building Photo and Floor Plans

Opening Date

Closing Date

Ynyscynon Early Years Centre,

Church St,

Llwynypia,

RCT.

CF40 2ND

 

 

 

 

Both site buildings are currently vacant

 

NB. The buildings occupy only part of the site with the remaining area covering an adjoining wooded / garden area.

 

The buildngs on site will require significant capital investment  to make it fit for functional use.

 

 

The Council’s Corporates Estates team advise there are no known restrictions on permitted uses.

 

 

Proposed Terms:

 

  1. Long leasehold subject to agreement preferred.
  2. Tenant to be responsible for all outgoings including utilities, maintenance and statutory building compliance.
  3. The Council will insure the building only. The annual building insurance premium will be recharged to the tenant.

 

Ynyscynon Early Years Site Info

 

Building 1: Lower Ground Floor

 

Building 1: Ground Floor

 

Building 2

 

 

 Ynyscynon EYC Main building site photo

Main Building

 

 Ynyscynon EYC Nursery building

Nursery Building

 

15/4/21

14/5/21

Treherbert Community Education Centre

 

Horeb Street
Treorchy
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF42 6RU

The building currently has a tenant in occupation on the lower ground floor.

 

The two upper floors remain vacant.

 

The Council has currently received 2 “Expressions of Interest” for the following proposed uses;

 

  1. To support adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to experience activities that will develop their skills, confidence and independence.
  2. To maximise community use of the building as a “community hub” by providing a range of social and leisure opportunities.

 

The building will require some capital investment to make it fit for “functional use”

 

The Council’s Corporates Estates team advise there are no known restrictions on permitted uses, other than no alterations to the building without consent.

 

 

Proposed Terms:

 

  1. Long leasehold subject to agreement preferred.
  2. The Councils preference is for an anchor tenant that can take on the full repair and maintenance responsibilities for the whole building and also enabling sub tenancy arrangements if this makes the venture viable and sustainable.
  3. Tenant to be responsible for all outgoings including utilities, maintenance and statutory building compliance.
  4. The Council will insure the building only. The annual building insurance premium will be recharged to the tenant.

Treherbert Adult Education Centre Site Info

 

1st Floor Plan                                      

 

2nd Floor Plan                     

 

Lower Ground Floor

 

7013_site photo Treherbert CEC

15/4/21

14/5/21

Former Ferndale Library Building

 

72 High Street

Ferndale

Rhondda Cynon Taf

CF43 4RR

 

 

 

This building is currently vacant.

 

The Council has received an “Expression of Interest” proposing the following use;

 

  1. Community Clothes Bank and a venue for Community Counselling training courses and wellbeing support.

 

The Council’s Corporates Estates team advise there are restrictions on use for the following activities: selling of alcohol, gambling and use as a public dance hall.

 

 

Proposed Terms:

 

  1. Long leasehold subject to agreement preferred.
  2. Tenant to be responsible for all outgoings including utilities, maintenance and statutory building compliance.
  3. Tenant to be responsible for all outgoings.
  4. The Council will insure the building only. The tenant will be recharged the annual building insurance premium.

 

Ferndale Library Site Info

 

Ground Floor Plan       

 

              

Lower Ground Floor Plan

 

9029_site photo Ferndale Library

 

15/4/21

14/5/21


Expression of interests: Please complete the form below;

If your interested in taking over the running of a Council run facility or service please fill in our expression of interest form.