The Penderyn Square Project involved the creation of a new Event and Public Realm Space to the front of the Redhouse Old Town Hall, Merthyr Tydfil.
The scheme, delivered on behalf of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, forms part of the wider £24.2 million investment to transform Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre. Funded through the Heads of the Valley Programme, Targeted Match Funding and ERDF, the Town Centre Regeneration Programme aims to maximise access to the Town Centre whilst developing a welcoming environment for residents and visitors.
Penderyn Square provides a brand new events space and community focal point. 4,000m2 of granite paving was laid and modern street furniture installed including bike racks and seating as well as LED up-lighting to Redhouse Old Town Hall complete new street lighting.
The Square was opened on 20th September with the Penderyn Festival and a re-enactment of the Merthyr Rising which was attended by Finance Minister, Jane Hutt. Leader of the Council, Councillor Brendan Toomey, said:
“It is an honour for our Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, to be able to see the recently developed Penderyn Square, a brand new events space which has already become the focal point for several very successful events, bringing 5,000 additional visitors and shoppers to the town centre, which is fantastic.”
The project was completed a full 10 weeks ahead of programme with disruption to local residents and businesses minimised throughout the construction phase.