Bouygues breaks ground at £200m Welsh wellness hub

Pentre Awel is the first development of its scope and size in Wales. On completion, it will provide medical research and healthcare delivery along with over 370 homes.

Carmarthenshire County Council has appointed Bouygues UK to design and build Zone One of the Pentre Awel development, through the South West Wales Regional Contractors Framework.

Zone one element of Pentre Awel

This will involve constructing five distinct buildings to house an aquatics centre, sports hall, multipurpose sports and fitness rooms and gym, education and training facilities, clinical delivery and research and innovation and business space.

Zone one of the multi-phase project is due to be completed in the Autumn of 2024.

Wider Pentre Awel scheme with additional housing projects

Later Zones 2 and 3 will see some 370 homes built while Zone 4 has planning permission for a hotel and housing.

Secretary of State for Wales David TC Davies said:”This is an exciting and significant project and one the UK Government is proud to support through the Swansea Bay City Deal.

“Pentre Awel has the potential to bring significant benefits to the local area through state-of-the-art health and leisure facilities but also through job and training opportunities.”

Peter Sharpe, Bouygues UK’s project director at Pentre Awel said: “The leisure and health facilities are going to benefit the local population for generations to come, and that’s something really exciting to be part of. We are looking forward to working with some great local sub-contractors and progressing the build at pace in the coming months.”

Pentre Awel is being delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board, Universities and Colleges including Cardiff University, Coleg Sir Gar, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea University.

It is part-funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal (£40m).


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