Pontypridd YMCA redevelopment continues to make progress

Written by on 5th February 2021

It’s due to be completed later in 2021.This week, removal of the tower crane requires a road closure at Morgan Street on Sunday.

The £4.48m refurbishment is being jointly delivered by RCT Council, Pontypridd YMCA, Artis Community and Arts Council of Wales – in order to revitalise the venue which has been at the heart of Pontypridd since 1910.

Works to bring it back into use got underway in 2020, and the project will maintain the iconic Shelley Hall at the heart of the building and also provide community spaces.Contractor Knox & Wells is on course to finish the exciting redevelopment by the end of 2021.

A spokesperson for RCT Council said,“On site, the project recently achieved a significant landmark by completing the building’s steel frame. Due to the progress made, the tower crane which has been very visible in the centre of the site can now be removed this Sunday.

“A road closure is therefore required at (A4223) Morgan Street, between its junctions with Crossbrook Street and Bridge Street, from 6am to 11pm on Sunday, February 7 (weather permitting). Buses will follow the diversion but will be given access to the bus station, while access on Morgan Street will be maintained for emergency services and pedestrians at all times.“An alternative route for motorists (from south of the closure) is via Gelliwastad Road, Catherine Street, Sardis Road, Broadway, northbound slip road, Bridge Street Roundabout and Bridge Street.

In the opposite direction, proceed via Bridge Street, Bridge Street Roundabout, A470 southbound slip road, A470 Cross Valley Link Road, Broadway, Sardis Road, Sardis Road Gyratory, Mill Street and Catherine Street. These routes will be clearly signposted.”

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