Work starts on development which will begin Neath’s regeneration
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13 March 2020
Ground work has begun on the site of the Coastal Housing Group’s Boots Service Yard development in the centre of Neath.
As part of the multi-million pound regeneration of Neath town centre, Coastal is undertaking a development of five small retail units on the ground floor of the service site with 12 apartments over two upper floors.
Ground clearance work has just begun on the site which is in the rear of the service yard of Neath’s Boots store, fronting the lane that runs between Water Street and Orchard St.
The Coastal scheme will involve widening of the public thoroughfare, improving linkages between Neath’s multi-storey car park and the rest of the town particularly the Gwyn hall and Victoria gardens.
There is also planning permission for food and drink outlets, giving the potential for an “al fresco” dining area.
The Boots Service Yard project forms part of Neath Port Talbot Council’s wider regeneration plans for the Western part of Neath town centre, work on which is due to start later this year.
The idea is to form a leisure, culture and education destination in the heart of Neath.
Cllr Annette Wingrave, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Sustainable Development, said: “We welcome the start of work on the site of the new Boots development which begins our ambitious proposals for the regeneration of Neath’s town centre.”