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Hundreds of Jobs Set for Carmarthenshire as Work on Retail Development Begins


Work has now begun on a retail development in Carmarthenshire, with the large scale project expected to create hundreds of jobs for the area.

Set to home a vast selection of shops, a sizeable food store, a public house as well as restaurants and car parks; the development, Cross Hands West, has already been hailed for encouraging job creation and business opportunities throughout Carmarthenshire.

Enjoying a visit from Carmarthenshire council leaders, it has been announced that the 10-acre site will create 260 retail jobs and 100 employment opportunities for construction workers; a project that the council are eager to get behind and sing the praises of.

Cross Hands West Artist Impression

Carmarthenshire Council

Council leader Emlyn Dole said the development showed “great confidence”.

“This investment is the first for Conygar in Carmarthenshire, and hopefully the start of many more”

“This demonstration of confidence in our local economy, and the company’s commitment to creating new jobs in the county, is something we truly welcome. This is good news for the area, and a sign of a prosperous future ahead” he continued.

Chief Executive of The Conygar Investment Company PLC, which will deliver over 100,000 square feet of retail space, said:

“We are pleased to see work starting on site at Cross Hands which is an ambitious investment for Conygar. We are particularly pleased to have secured a local contractor which will have a significant impact locally, with our investment securing jobs and training opportunities for TRJ’s workforce and sub-contractors.”

Taking forward by local firm, TRJ Ltd, the land was previously acquired to build a Sainsbury’s store. However, these new intentions for the land will effectively serve and involve the wider community.

The contractors on the project are equally as eager to get to work, with

Dafydd Jones, Director of TRJ Ltd, adding:

“As a Carmarthenshire company, we are delighted to have been chosen by Conygar to deliver this cornerstone project at Cross Hands. This will keep a large team of directly employed local people busy. We were fortunate to have made a good start on site at the end of last year and are on target for completion to our client’s required date later in the year.”