There is no one way to describe Rhydycar West.

Having acquired the site in 2013, we approached this scheme as a blank canvas, and we have spent extensive time and resources understanding in detail the unique ecological and heritage features of the site, and how we can design a scheme to work sensitively.

The regeneration successes in recent years in the region such as Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr College and retail offerings such as Cyfarthfa Retail Park and Trago Mills demonstrate that the region is focussed on economic development.

There is also clearly a focus on developing the area for adventure sport. With the success of Bike Park Wales and Rock UK, a sports & leisure destination is well-positioned to build on that momentum.

In terms of housing, a new residential neighbourhood supports the local need to develop more long-term supply. Connecting an existing neighbourhood with an iconic sports & leisure destination right on the doorstep, Rhydycar West is a perfect location for new homes.

Rhydycar West Artist Impression

Current Plan

As to detail, we have been engaged in dialogue with stakeholders and interested community members. We will be continuing to discuss and refine our plans over the coming months, culminating in the submission of a planning application.

No coal extraction

The Elements

As an iconic sports & leisure destination, complete with a new neighbourhood right next door, but only developing 30% of the site, we’ve tried to address a wide range of interests, and we are always open to suggestions as to other things we might include in the scheme.

70% of the site will be undeveloped

The current accommodation elements of the plan include:
A spa hotel
A sport hotel
Log cabins and glamping area
A new residential neighbourhood

And once you’re settled in and ready to explore there’s lots to choose from!
Indoor skiing and snowboarding
Indoor biking and skateboarding
Indoor waterpark

Including ziplines, mountain coaster, airpark, equestrian centre, heritage trails and bike paths
 

 

This is Rhydycar West!