Port Talbot's £4m facelift complete
THE finishing touches have been made to the £4m facelift of Port
Talbot Town Centre.
The outdated shop front canopy along the Westside of the
pedestrian area at Station Road has been replaced with new
remodelled modern straight panels of laminated glass.
Complemented by the new, modern street furniture the canopy has
improved the street scene and is making the area more attractive
and welcoming for shoppers and visitors.
The project has been part funded by the European Regional
Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
Leader of the Council Ali Thomas said shoppers and visitors to
Port Talbot are reaping the rewards of the project.
He said: "The public realm has really been brought into the
21st Century. The canopy opens up the view along the street and
complements the new street furniture which was installed in
"The Council is committed to working with traders to make
Station Road a more attractive and welcoming area for shoppers and
Neath Port Talbot Council secured a £2.3 million grant towards the
£4 million facelift for the town centre, which includes a
Commercial Property Fund that will provide financial assistance to
business premises owners and tenants to improve the external
appearance of their commercial premises.
It also includes a Property Development Fund towards the
construction of speculative, commercial developments.
The Leader is urging local shop owners to take advantage of the
funding available to improve their properties.
He said: "I would encourage businesses and shop owners who want
to improve their shop frontages and business premises to contact
the Council to see if we can support them financially to undertake
the work with the help of the European funded Commercial Property
For more information on the Commercial Property Fund contact the
Regeneration Team on 01639 686653.