Willmott Dixon’s team has handed over the £38m Llys Cadwyn in the centre of Pontypridd for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
A major part of Pontypridd’s regeneration, the development features two new office blocks – with one already designated for Transport for Wales, a building incorporating a library, a new leisure and fitness centre, a council customer contact point as well as a café.
During the build, over 240 local people have been supported through employment and training opportunities and over 40% of the project’s spend happened within 20 miles of the site.
The delivery of Llys Cadwyn is the latest in a host of projects that Willmott Dixon are delivering to transform town centres and kickstart local economies through regeneration.
Richard Jones, Willmott Dixon director, said: “We are very pleased to hand over the final building at Llys Cadwyn.
“It has been a pleasure working with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to deliver the three landmark buildings in the centre of Pontypridd; it is clear that Llys Cadwyn will play an important role in Pontypridd’s future prosperity.
“Throughout the project, we made sure that our activity had the greatest impact on the local economy.
“It has been a partnership with the council and people of Pontypridd to deliver Llys Cadwyn and we hope that the local community and Transport for Wales enjoy their new facilities.”
Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s cabinet member for enterprise, development and housing, added: “I’m delighted Llys Cadwyn has officially been delivered, with all construction works now complete and the third and final building handed over to the Council by contractor Willmott Dixon.
“Llys Cadwyn is at the heart of Pontypridd’s regeneration – bringing hundreds of jobs to the town, increasing footfall for existing businesses and breathing new life into a large strategic site that lay derelict for so long.
“It will be followed by the ongoing multi-million pound projects to revitalise the Pontypridd YMCA, the Muni Arts Centre and the former Bingo Hall, while nearby Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is already home to the National Lido of Wales, Lido Ponty.”