The Council’s contractor for the Llys Cadwyn development in Pontypridd will this week begin footway improvement work around Bridge Street, requiring alternative pedestrian arrangements.
Willmott Dixon continues to make excellent progress on the office-led mixed-use development on the former Taff Vale site, which has the potential to bring hundreds of jobs to Pontypridd Town Centre. A footbridge linking Llys Cadwyn to Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is also in the process of being built.
South Wales Metro operator Transport for Wales will be based at Number 1 Llys Cadwyn (nearest Gas Road Car Park), Number 2 Llys Cadwyn (centre building) will include Grade A office floorspace and one food/drink unit, while 3 Llys Cadwyn (nearest Bridge Street) will house a 21st Century library, Council customer contact point and a state-of-the-art leisure and fitness centre.
On Wednesday, October 9, Willmott Dixon will begin a footway improvement scheme to replace the pavement at Bridge Street – requiring a footway closure on one side of the road. This will be between the pedestrian crossings near Pontypridd Museum and the entrance to Ynysangharad Park.
Pedestrians should use the opposite side of the road (furthest away from the Llys Cadwyn development), as the two crossing points remain in operation.
The footway renewal will be carried out alongside essential BT infrastructure installations – and all footway and utility work is scheduled to be completed during December 2019.
Councillor Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Housing, said: “These continue to be very exciting times for Pontypridd, with the Llys Cadwyn development evolving day by day. All three buildings are making visible progress, and the gateway building is on course to be handed over to the Council during February 2020.
“Works have also begun to construct a bridge between the Llys Cadwyn development and Ynysangharad War Memorial Park – which will be a very important pedestrian link to increase access between the Town Centre and the park, which is also home to Lido Ponty, the National Lido of Wales.
“The development is well placed to take advantage of the benefits of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, and the South Wales Metro – which will deliver better rail infrastructure, more modern trains and more frequent services by 2023. With Transport for Wales confirmed as a tenant of Llys Cadwyn, the development will bring hundreds of jobs to Pontypridd – which will be a significant economic boost to the Town Centre and its businesses.
“As part of the development, our contractor will undertake important highway improvements – and footway renewals, along with utility works, will take place at Bridge Street over the coming weeks. An alternative route for pedestrians is available, and I’d like to thank local residents and visitors to Pontypridd Town Centre in advance for their cooperation throughout.”
Further highway improvements will take place at Taff Street and Crossbrook Street following this footway scheme at Bridge Street, as part of the Llys Cadwyn development – further details will be published in due course.
Posted on Tuesday 8th October 2019