All 11 units at the new Whitebeam Court employment park at the Ty Du development site in Nelson have now been let and occupied to growing local businesses.
Ty Du is south of Nelson with direct access from the A470 onto the A472 which connects Abercynon and Ystrad Mynach, giving it excellent links to Caerphilly, Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent.
The units, in four terraces of buildings – 11 lettable units – totalling 1,300 sq m, are part-funded by ERDF through the Welsh Government, with matching investment from Caerphilly County Borough Council and Welsh Government.
Property consultancy Knight Frank is the sole acting agent for Welsh Government. Emily Wilson, surveyor in Knight Frank’s Cardiff Industrial and Logistics division, said: ”The arrival of Vue completes a line-up of growing local businesses, from engineering to construction to events companies, all taking steps to grow their business at Whitebeam Court.
“The new hybrid units create much-needed quality incubator stock in the area, with features including solar panels, and electric car charging stations and flexible internal space to suit both office and industrial uses. The council’s investment in creating these exemplar units has helped businesses to prosper in the locality.”
Cllr Jamie Pritchard, Deputy Leader for Caerphilly County Borough Council commented: “I am delighted to hear that the Ty Du development in Nelson is now fully let.
“Having these facilities within the county borough is so important to us as a local authority, as facilities like this are essential to allowing us to ensure that Caerphilly County Borough is a great place to do business.
“The Ty Du development provides easy access for distribution of stock and sales, but it also makes life easier for our residents who work at these facilities. The development features state of the art units, electric vehicle charging points for staff and some fantastic views right from the door step of where these businesses call home.
“Facilities like this showcase CCBC’s commitment to building a prosperous local economy right here within the county borough.”
Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething said: “This is great news. I’m delighted the collaborative approach to this development between the Welsh Government and Caerphilly County Borough Council has attracted quality businesses to the Ty Du development. I’m confident this will help the area deliver on its true economic potential.
“This news demonstrates the importance of offering investment-ready opportunities to businesses. We want to create prosperity across all parts of Wales, and this is a very successful example of us being able to create the necessary infrastructure businesses need, as set out in our Property Delivery Plan.”
Whitebeam Court is a Joint Venture partnership between Caerphilly County Borough Council and Welsh Government and is the latest phase of an ambitious sustainable mixed-use development planned for Ty Du by Welsh Government.
A major scheme to undertake enabling highways infrastructure works, including installation of services and estate roads was successfully completed in 2019. This has prepared the whole estate for residential and commercial development, including the provision of affordable homes, with the remaining useable area (4.8 acres/ 1.94 hectares) allocated and marketed by Knight Frank for employment use. Sales have currently been agreed on two plots.