Work begins on new £5.7m development on Baglan Energy Park
It includes a new primary and community care centre for the
people of Briton Ferry and high quality office space, on a site
next to the Council’s Quays building. The new centre will provide
1,420 square metres over two floors for the two GP practices based
in Briton Ferry, serving some 12,500 patients, and community
services delivered by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health
BMU Chairman Professor Andrew Davies and Neath Port Talbot
Council Leader Cllr Ali Thomas OBE on site at Baglan Energy
It will also allow the provision of some new services, improving
the overall level of patient care offered in the area.
The centre, which is costing £3.4 million, will have designated
car parking for patients, including disabled parking spaces and
In addition, the developer, Deryn Properties, along with their
contractors Gravan, will be constructing a pharmacy, together with
13,000 sq ft of high quality office space, which is also being
funded by Principality Commercial.
Baglan Energy Park is a significant employment site and has
already attracted global businesses including Intertissue, one of
the major tissue manufacturers in Europe, Montagne Jeunesse, a
natural skin care company selling products worldwide, and
pharmaceutical products manufacturers Ecolabs.
It is also home to the Council’s Quays building and NPT Homes’
headquarters and provision of high quality commercial office space
as part of this development will support further business
investment and job creation in the area.
Work is also progressing well on a bridge which will link both
sides of Baglan Energy Park which will allow easier access to and
within the Park for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. It is on
track to open in March next year.
The entire project has been made possible by close partnership
working between Neath Port Talbot Council, ABMU, the Briton Ferry
GP practices, the Welsh Government and Deryn Properties.
ABMU has been trying to secure replacement primary and community
care facilities for the people of Briton Ferry for the last eight
Bringing together the health board’s proposals for a primary and
community care centre and available land in the Council’s ownership
resulted in securing both the delivery of a first class health care
facility and high quality office space.
The commercial office part of the development is supported by
the South West Wales Property Development Fund, and, combined with
the ABMU centre will result in a holistic state-of-the-art
development, that will provide modern, fit for purpose
accommodation for both the public and private sector for
generations to come.
The office development is due for completion in summer 2015,
with the primary and community care centre completed shortly
Councillor Ali Thomas OBE, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council
said: “I am very pleased that work is finally underway on this
exciting project which will provide state of the art medical
facilities for the people of Briton Ferry, as well as first class
business accommodation to create further investment and employment
on Baglan Energy Park.
“I am grateful to AMBU, Deryn and the Welsh Government, who
together with Neath Port Talbot Council have made this development
ABMU Chairman Professor Andrew Davies said: “This development is
a great example of how the close working partnership between ABMU
Health Board and Neath Port Talbot Council is benefiting local
“This state-of-the-art community facility will help deliver
quality services for local people.”
Jon Leyland, Director of Deryn Properties said: “We are
delighted to be working once again with Neath Port Talbot Council
and the Welsh Government to deliver this exciting new project.
“We are working closely with our contractor and the Council’s
Business Development team to ensure that local people and
businesses benefit from this investment.”