Pontypool Cultural Hub and Café Quarter plans take step forward

Posted on: Friday 16 June 2023

Preliminary work is due to take place next week ahead of 3-projects within Pontypool Town Centre.  

The scheme will include a new park-side café with public toilet provision through the redevelopment of the Hanbury Road toilets, improved parking facilities at Glantorvaen Road Car Park and a new cultural hub at St James’ Church.

Groundwork investigation, which will include drilling, will take place outside the car park from Wednesday 21 June to Friday 23 June. Please note during this time, the lower Civic Centre car park will be temporarily inaccessible. Alternative car parks will have to be used.

Additionally, on Sunday 25 June, work will take place at the Hanbury Road public toilets. The facilities will be temporarily closed for the day 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.

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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