Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services are delighted to have achieved practical completion on the new Llys Cadwyn (Chain Court) development in Pontypridd. Working in collaboration with Rhondda Cynon Taff Council and Willmott Dixon, Engineering Services successfully delivered the mechanical, electrical and public health services on the project.
Llys Cadwyn is at the heart of Pontypridd’s regeneration, the new £42m project has transformed the gateway into Pontypridd, providing hundreds of new jobs in the town. The development comprised of two new office blocks and an ovular gateway building. The scheme totals 14,693m2 of office space and was designed to regenerate the unused land which was the former Taff Vale shopping centre.
The first building of the three serves as the Transport for Wales (TfW) headquarters which will begin to welcome staff to the new premises in November. The middle building is made up of office space as well as a café. The ovular building hosts the new library, council customer contact point and leisure and fitness centre.
The areas in and around the premises have also been enhanced and are accessible to the public, including a new Taff Vale walkway running adjacent to the river. A pedestrian bridge has also been built across the River Taff and connects Llys Cadwyn with the Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.
This ambitious project was successfully delivered by the Briggs & Forrester Cardiff Office. The team commenced on the delivery of the contract in February 2019 and it was handed over in October 2020.
Mark Clark, Operations Manager said: “We are very proud of our involvement on this project to revitalise Pontypridd. It was a pleasure working with Willmott Dixon and Rhondda Cynon Taff Council to successfully deliver this significant development. This further demonstrates the ability, expertise and quality of the BFES team in delivering high quality projects within the region.”