Pembrokeshire Council Appoint Designers for Ocky White Regeneration


Pembrokeshire County Council has appointed design and engineering consultants Atkins, Faithful and Gould as plans commence to regenerate Haverfordwest.

Seen as a vital part of the Authority’s regeneration programme, the work will seek to link Haverfordwest Castle, the former Ocky White building on Bridge Street and the new riverside flagship Library and Gallery, creating a town that realises its potential as a destination for tourists and locals alike.

The regeneration of Haverfordwest will aim to create a vibrant ‘destination town’, incorporating new homes as well as leisure and work opportunities, all within a vision that draws on Pembrokeshire’s significant – but often all too hidden – historical and cultural importance. With recent proposals for a spacious, modern ‘food emporium’ in the town receiving favourable feedback, the regeneration plans will now look to place Pembrokeshire’s independent food businesses front and centre in a move that highlights the best of what the County has to offer.

The Council and project partners are holding a Redevelopment Consultation Event on Thursday 19th September in County Hall, Haverfordwest between 4:00pm and 8pm. The event aims to discuss the proposals that are currently in place as well as offering the opportunity for public insight to play a role in the reshaping of the town, with residents invited to share ideas and suggestions on the proposed redevelopment options.

Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture said:

‘We continue to be determined as an administration to prioritise supporting the Pembrokeshire economy. We know if we want to see change, we need to be the catalyst for that change and we welcome the publics’ input as we look to shape the future of Haverfordwest.’