Work begins on Neath Town Centre redevelopment
The first phase of Neath town centre redevelopment is underway.
Kier Construction is on site and finalising their site preparation
works with hoardings and assembly of their office and welfare
The new 600 space multi-storey car park planned for Neath
Preparations are also underway for the demolition of the
Magistrate's Court building, which will start this month and should
be completed by the end of September.
This first phase of the Neath Town Centre redevelopment will
include a new 600 space multi-storey car park providing a modern
well lit, spacious and secure facility for people using the town
Excavation and piling work for the new multi-storey car park and
retail unit are due to start soon. The next visible construction
milestone will be the erection of the new steel frames later this
The existing multi-storey car park will remain in place until
the new facility has been built. The first 24,000 sq.ft. retail
unit will be constructed alongside the car park.
The first phase of the town centre redevelopment is funded by
the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW).
Funded by the Welsh Government, RIFW provides funding to
stimulate and support urban development projects. Neath is the
first development in the country to benefit from the Regeneration
Investment Fund for Wales.
The vision for Neath is to create an attractive, vibrant and
competitive town that meets the needs of businesses, shoppers and
visitors, whilst retaining its market town character.
The town centre redevelopment work will build on previous
regeneration projects, such as the refurbishment of the Gwyn Hall,
the restoration of Victoria Gardens and a number of street scene
improvements including those at the Parade, Church Place and
Councillor Ali Thomas, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council said:
“I am pleased to see that work has started. We have reached a big
milestone in our vision to regenerate Neath town centre.
“This development plays a key part in our efforts to build a
better future for the county borough as an attractive place to
live, visit and do business.
“The town centre development is one of the few schemes of its
kind starting in the UK this year and I am pleased that our plans
for Neath are becoming a reality.”