Willmot Dixon has been appointed as the contractor to support the delivery of the ambitious Taff Vale redevelopment project.
Enterprise Cabinet Member, Councillor Robert Bevan, has described this significant milestone as further evidence that the project is “being delivered”.
Construction work is set to start on site in early 2018 to ensure the delivery of the completed project in 2019.
The appointment of Willmott Dixon is the latest milestone to be reached in the project and follows confirmation by Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy in March 2017, that the redeveloped site will be the Headquarters for Transport for Wales.
The Council has also outlined ambitious plans for the inclusion of a new Gym and Library in the redevelopment.
Councillor Robert Bevan, Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Housing, said:
“This is the latest milestone to be reached, clearly demonstrating the project is being delivered, and highlights the progress made since the Council purchased the lease in 2015 in order to drive forward the redevelopment of the Taff Vale site.
“We are pleased to have Willmott Dixon on board and look forward to working with them on this ambitious project – which is of huge strategic importance.
“Once completed in 2019, the redeveloped site will not only deliver substantial economic benefits to the County Borough, through job creation and the transformation of the commercial offer in Pontypridd, it will also makes a clear statement about what Pontypridd can offer as strategic town for the region by building on the opportunities offered by the South Wales Metro and the City Deal.”
Neal Stephens, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon, Wales and the West, said:
“We are delighted to have been appointed for this flagship project for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and recognise that this project will be the catalyst to further revitalise the strategically important town, of Pontypridd to the Valley region.
“We will support the Council’s and our vision to use local businesses during the course of the build programme and no doubt, we will leave a lasting legacy that all can be proud.”