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Architect sought for major Pontypridd regeneration

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Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is recruiting an architect-led design team to take forward its 12,600m² regeneration of Pontypridd town centre

The winning team will develop plans for a new office-led development on the site of the south Wales town’s former shopping centre overlooking the River Taff.

The 1960s shopping centre (pictured) was demolished six years ago to make way for a new retail district, but the project, designed by Leach Rhodes Walker Architects, went into receivership in 2012. The local authority purchased the dormant site last year.

The latest council-backed scheme will deliver around 9,935m² of offices alongside 1,145m² of leisure uses and 450m² of cafés, bars and restaurants. It could also include an underground car park and a new river crossing.

The prominent town centre site is opposite the Pontypridd YMCA, which is undergoing a £6 million overhaul by Welsh architect Jonathan Adams.

A series of concept designs for the site, drawn up by Gaunt Francis Architects and Atkins, were presented to the public this summer.

The winner of the £2.2 million design contract will develop the scheme from RIBA Stage 3 onwards. A project manager will be appointed separately.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 21 November.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
The Pavilions
Clydach Vale
CF40 2XX

Tel: +44 1443744550
Email: procurement@rctcbc.gov.uk

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