ABERTILLERY TOWN CENTRE REGENERATION
£13million revamp for Abertillery Town Centre
Abertillery Town Centre is undergoing major Regeneration through a £13 million European funding package over 5 years.
The Welsh Government has confirmed that Blaenau Gwent Council has been successful in a bid for funding to help boost the economic development of the town centre and provide a better environment for the local community and businesses as well as attracting visitors and potential investors to the town.
Welsh Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt AM, and Deputy Minister for Regeneration, Jocelyn Davies AM, announced a £10m Welsh Government funding package, which includes support from the European Regional Development Fund, Targeted Match Fund and Heads of the Valleys programme. The remainder of the funding will come from the Council and private sector resources.
Key town centre sites are receiving a makeover including Church Street, High Street, Somerset Street and a new gateway feature will be constrructed on Foundry Square.
Tillery Street will undergo a transformation and works to improve derelict and prominent buildings in the town will get underway. The town centre car park will also be refurbished and CCTV equipment installed. A new traffic scheme will improve the flow of vehicles around the town.
Funding will also be available for existing and new businesses to create or safeguard jobs, as well as for improvements to the appearance of commercial properties.
PROPOSED MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK
Design proposal for a new multi-storey car park on High Street. Works commenced in Jan 2014 and is expected to take approximately 8 months to complete.
ABERTILLERY MULTI - STOREY CAR PARK LATEST UPDATE
The Multi Storey Car Park continues to progress at speed, and on the 17th and 18th of September concrete was poured over supporting steelwork to form the upper deck. The contractors have also started laying block-work to the Western elevation, and the formation of the concrete steps to the Northern elevation is nearing completion. The overall scheme remains on schedule to be opened in November.
Jubilee Square was a collaborative project between The Church in Wales and Blaenau Gwent County Borough to commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2012. The civic square was opened to the public in February 2013 and is also intended as an outdoor events facility.
FORMER TRINITY CHAPEL, ABERTILLERY –
For further information regarding the Abertillery Gateway Feature, please contact the Regeneration Division on 01495 355533.