A Clear View Towards Harbourside Vision
A derelict building on Cramic Way in Port Talbot is to be
demolished. Neath Port Talbot Council, in collaboration with
Richard Heyward Properties, has come to an agreement that the
privately owned derelict former training centre should be
The building sits to the rear of the railway station on
Harbourside, a key development site in Port Talbot.
The Council's vision for the development of Harbourside is to
regenerate the town's former docks area and integrate it more
closely with the town centre to improve connectivity and
The Council has developed a Masterplan for Harbourside, setting out
the opportunities including leisure, housing, education and
commercial uses. HMCS Justice Centre at the entrance to Harbourside
is the first development on this site, and construction on the
£6.3m R&D Village is due to start soon. In addition, Neath Port
Talbot College has announced that it has provisional Welsh
Government approval for a new £28m college campus development at
Harbourside. "In order for the Harbourside scheme to realise its
full potential, this unsightly building has to come down to make
way for development," says Council Leader, Ali Thomas.
"We need to give the right message to developers and investors.
This will make the site much more attractive."
"We agree entirely that the development plans for the surrounding
area will benefit from the demolition of the building on Cramic Way
and are more than happy to co-operate with the Council for this
purpose" said Roger Dean of Richard Heyward Properties.
"The importance of this step is that it will free up the site for
development purposes and we are already in discussion with the
Council with a view to achieving our joint ambition of seeing the
site and those adjoining it being incorporated into a suitably
imaginative and productive scheme."