Work has this week commenced to provide the infrastructure needed for up to 31,000 square metres of employment space in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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20 June 2019
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The construction of key roads and services for the development at Coed Ely, in Tonyrefail, is being funded by an investment of £3.6 million from Welsh Government.

The infrastructure contract was awarded following the granting of outline planning permission for the project, and is being undertaken by Rhondda-based civil engineering contractor Walters UK.

The aim of the development, which covers 75 acres, is to help facilitate development and bring jobs to the site, with a number of interested parties having already expressed an interest in space for larger industrial units in the area.

Work is programmed to be completed in summer 2020.

Economy Minister Ken Skates said:

“Located within the Valleys Task Force area, this substantial site for sought-after business units will help secure lasting economic change for a region with rich potential.

“Through collaboration with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council it will create employment opportunities in communities targeted through the ‘Our Valleys, Our Future’ action plan, and contribute to the goal of the Well being of Future Generations Act, improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales through sustainable development.