Mick Antoniw AM has welcomed the Welsh Government’s announcement that £3.6 million is being invested into the construction of key roads and services for a business park development at former Coedely Colliery and Coke ovens site in Tonyrefail.

Mick Antoniw said:

“This is great news for Coedely and Tonyrefail, which will help to bring more high quality jobs to the area.

“I have worked closely with Welsh Government and local businesses over the last two years on this initiative, so I am very pleased to see the Welsh Government making such a significant investment in the 31.5 acre site.

“I look forward to further announcements about the detailed plans for the site in the near future.”


Welsh Government statement:

Works start on infrastructure for substantial Coed Ely employment space

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

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.”