Further work on Pontypool Cultural Hub and Cafe Quarter

Posted on: Monday 31 July 2023

Follow up investigation work is due to take place in Pontypool town centre to prepare for the development of a new cultural hub and cafe quarter. 

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August the Civic Centre car park will be temporarily closed and alternative car parks will have to be used. 

Also, from Saturday 5 August - Tuesday 8 August, investigation work will take place at the Hanbury Road public toilets. The facilities will be temporarily closed during this period but alternative toilets will be available at: 

  • Pontypool Park, which are open between 7.30am and 5pm. These facilities do not provide an accessible toilet. Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities can be found in Pontypool Active Living Centre located close by 

  • Pontypool Active Living Centre between 7am and 8.30pm. Male, female, baby changing, and accessible toilets are available. 

Asbestos surveys will be carried out during this phase of work. Public health and safety is vital which is why the car park and toilets will remain closed during this phase of work. 

Building work is expected to begin on the new café and Glantorvaen Road Car Park in January 2024.  

Once complete, there will be two new fully-accessible public toilets on Hanbury Road, as well as toilet facilities in the café for customers.  There will also be new toilet facilities at Glantorvaen Road Car Park, as well as new disabled spaces and electric vehicle charging points. 

The £9.3 million Pontypool Cultural Hub project was one of only 11 projects in Wales to receive funding from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund, which aims to create jobs and grow the local economy.  

Find out more about what the Pontypool Cultural Hub will have to offer. 

Find out more about where to park in Pontypool  


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