Next stage of £13 million Neath town centre revamp set to begin next month

The next stage of the £13 million regeneration of Neath town centre is set to begin next month as part of plans to make the town centre more attractive to businesses and visitors.

17th January 2017

The next stage of the £13 million regeneration of Neath town centre is set to begin next month as part of plans to make the town centre more attractive to businesses and visitors.

Demolition of the old multi storey car park, and former Wilkinsons and Tesco stores is set to start on February 27, and is expected to take around 20 weeks to complete. 

While the work is ongoing, a contractor will be commissioned to build eight retail units designed to attract more high street retailers. It is expected that the construction of the new units will have begun by the end of the year.

The news comes after Neath Port Talbot Council gave the green light to Coastal Housing Group's residential and commercial proposals to transform a site of Water Street with shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as 12 residential units.

Ali Thomas, leader of the council said: "Investing in our town centres and supporting our local businesses here in Neath Port Talbot is one of this council's priorities.

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