Pumphouse regeneration works set to begin
9 December 2014
Work is set to begin on the regeneration of the grade II listed hydraulic pumphouse building on Barry Waterfront.
This follows the recent planning permission to accommodate 15 live/work units on the first floor, with the ground floor and basement areas to be converted into high quality restaurant and leisure units.
An impressive new paved and landscaped plaza will also be created providing attractive outdoor seating areas. The property, located near to rail, bus, cycling and pedestrian links, will also have convenient onsite parking.
Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore, commented: “I very much welcome this news which follows a great deal of hard work by the Council, Welsh Government and DS Properties. The Hydraulic Pumphouse is an important part of Barry and Wales’ industrial and maritime heritage and this opportunity to save it for future generations is something we can all be justifiably proud of.”
The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, said: “This project is a wonderful example of how effective partnership working between the Welsh Government and councils can greatly benefit the local community.
“I am very pleased we've been able to support this project with £800,000 of funding and I look forward to seeing this outstanding building fully restored to its impressive former glory.”
The Hydraulic Pumphouse is a flagship regeneration project within the Innovation Quarter, a joint venture between the Vale Council and Welsh Government which has already seen the delivery of the Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre, West Quay Medical Centre, the Business Service Centre, the Skills Training Centre and the Tourist Railway link.
The work, carried out by DS Properties, is anticipated to create an estimated 30 construction jobs and up to 65 operational jobs when fully completed.
For further information about the Innovation Quarter please contact Major Projects Manager Mark White on 01446 704698.