Sainsbury’s to anchor Llantrisant scheme

Published:  15 November, 2011

Application made for £200m new town centre development in South Wales

Valad Developments Llantrisant, a joint venture between Valad and Scarborough Development Group, has agreed terms with Sainsbury’s for a 108,000-sq ft supermarket at the new Talbot Green town centre project in Llantrisant.
The application for the £200m new town centre, which was first unveiled at a series of public exhibitions in June 2011, was submitted to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council on Friday, 11 November 2011.
Located alongside the A473, the project will be developed on mainly brownfield land, including the sites of two former factories. The scheme will create a new town centre for the communities of Llantrisant, Talbot Green, Pontyclun and neighbouring villages, 10 miles north-west of Cardiff and close to the M4.
The Sainsbury’s store will be the first phase of the development to proceed if planning consent is granted.
In addition to the new supermarket, the proposal includes plans for a further 344,000 sq ft of retail space, including a department store and new premises for locally-based retailer, Leekes, to replace its existing business on Cowbridge Road. A leisure and entertainment quarter will contain a multi-screen cinema as well as cafes, restaurants, bars and hotels. There will also be office space for local businesses, a range of civic and community facilities, residential apartments and town houses.
Andy Richardson, Valad’s head of UK development, said: “This is a vote of confidence for the development and demonstrates the huge potential for this project to transform the surrounding area. We have now reached another significant milestone in this scheme and look forward to taking advantage of this momentum as we progress the project.”

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