Construction work has begun on the £87m Pentre Awel development in Carmarthenshire. Pentre Awel is presently the largest regeneration scheme in southwest Wales and brings together leisure and health facilities with medical research at the 83 acre Delta Lakes site on the Llanelli coastline.
Bouygues has officially started main construction works by breaking ground on the site following an eight week programme of enabling works in December. Bouygues have been appointed by Carmarthenshire County Council to design and build Zone One of the development following a tendering process via the South West Wales regional contractors framework.
The project consists of four distinct zones. Zone 1 to have five buildings, a leisure centre, a research & development centre, a clinical delivery and research centre and an education and training centre.
Further zones will be for housing, business expansion and a hotel.
Pentre Awel is being delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board, Universities and Colleges including Cardiff University, Coley Sir Gar, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea University.