Bridgend County Borough Council’s Regeneration Projects team forms part of the Strategic Regeneration group, alongside the Conservation and Design and the Regeneration Funding and Regional Engagement teams.
The Regeneration Projects team has a wealth of experience in the delivery of ambitious and complex regeneration projects throughout the county borough, in line with both local, Welsh and UK Governments priorities.
Bridgend County Borough Council sits within the Cardiff Capital Region and is committed to and engaged in developing a long-term regional regeneration programme working as of one of the 10 South East Wales local authorities.
A comprehensive approach to the planning, design and management of projects is taken by the Team, capitalising on local assets, improving public spaces, enhancing commercial and residential properties and introducing green infrastructure interventions in line with placemaking policies and practices. This requires a high degree of integration between cross-cutting policy frameworks and decision-making bodies, to ensure high impact project outcomes are achieved.
The Team is also responsible for ensuring the successful management of our town centres. The three main town centres within the county borough are Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg and the team has been involved in designing and implementing a range of Welsh Government supported regeneration programmes over the past decade with the aim of improving our town centres. The new three-year Welsh Government Transforming Towns Programme 2022-2025 will continue this focus.
Some other examples of recent projects and initiatives delivered by the Regeneration Projects team across the county borough include:
- Bridgend Town Centre Regeneration Masterplan
- Maesteg Town Hall Re-development
- Porthcawl Waterfront Placemaking Strategy
- Valley Task Force Empty Homes Grant Fund
- BCBC’s Covid Outdoor Recovery Fund
- Rest Bay Watersports Centre
The Bridgend Town Centre Regeneration Masterplan (2021) outlines a vision for a liveable and vibrant place.
The Porthcawl Placemaking Strategy provides a framework to guide high quality mixed use development across the Porthcawl Waterfront Regeneration Area.
Built in 1881, Maesteg Town Hall is the social heart of the Maesteg community as well as an architecturally important building.
Strategic Regeneration Grants
Our current grants support commercial property improvements that will regenerate and improve town centres (Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg) and the district centres and local service centres in the valleys of the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore.