A Clear View

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 demolished.


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 accessibility.

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."