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Work to begin on new employment space site in Bridgend

Work to prepare a site in Bridgend for employment space for industrial and commercial use and covering more than 70,000 sq m will begin next month, Welsh Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced.

The Economy Minister confirmed that following the granting of outline planning permission for a development at Brocastle in Bridgend, the Welsh Government had awarded a contract for the construction of key roads and services on the 116-acre strategic site.

The Welsh Government has announced work on a new employment space in Bridgend will start next month / Picture: Getty/iStock


Construction work to prepare the site, which will be undertaken by local civil engineering contractor Walters UK, is being funded by £10m from Welsh Government including £6m of EU funding.
Work will start in May and is expected to be completed by mid-2020.

Economy Minister Ken Skates said: “This is one of several significant employment sites which the Welsh Government will be bringing forward to enable the development of modern business space, which is so badly needed to create jobs and support our economy.

“One of the challenges we face in providing good-quality jobs is ensuring the right business space is available at the right location. Sites like this in Brocastle, which is ready for development and well-connected to local infrastructure, are essential in meeting our ambitions.

He added: “I am pleased we’re now in a position to appoint contractors for the Brocastle site. They will undertake the vital work to provide the infrastructure and services necessary for the development of the site, providing valuable jobs in the construction phase and helping to make the site an attractive proposition for businesses.”