Organisers of a public consultation and engagement event held last week at Pembroke Town Hall on the South Quay redevelopment project have thanked so many people for attending and sharing their views.

Led by Pembrokeshire County Council, the South Quay project centres on the rebuild of formerly derelict properties on Castle Terrace to create a new public visitor centre, library and café. Landscape and public realm enhancements will bring the burgage plots back into productive use.

The second phase of the project will regenerate properties in Northgate Terrace to create a new centre providing local support, training and activities for members of the community who may be disadvantaged due to social or health challenges.

Rachel Moxey, Head of Economic Development and Regeneration, said the event was well-attended and there was a lot of interest shown in the development.

“It was great to chat to so many people about the project, and to hear their views and feedback, particularly on Phase 2,” she said.

The event included presentations by project architects DB3, together with displays of new images, plans, and detailed project information.

Contractors, council officers, and architects were on hand to chat about the project and answer questions.

Karen Davies, Day Opportunities Project Manager, said: “Our vision for the phase 2 development is to provide a town centre hub for social care that integrates people into the community allowing people to grow their skills for independence.

“It was really interesting to hear the views of local people and to be able to address some misconceptions about what we are proposing. There were some really valid points made which we consider as part of our ongoing deliberations.”

In more detail, The Pembroke South Quay redevelopment project has two phases. Phase 1 commenced in 2022 and focuses on the refurbishment and rebuild of properties on Castle Terrace and the creation of a new public visitor centre, library and café. A landscape/public realm treatment is also included, aiming to connect Northgate Street to the new café level and the quay. This phase is supported by the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns initiative, which aims to improve the viability of town centres.

Subject to funding agreements, the proposed centre for Phase 2 (Northgate Street) will provide access to services including a social care day centre, training for supported employment, a training flat to enable people to learn to live independently. A range of administration, ancillary and shared support accommodation will also be available. This phase is supported by Levelling Up Funding (LUF) from UK Government.

The project team procured and led by the County Council to deliver both phases of the redevelopment project comprises DB3 Architecture, Atkins, Faithful and Gould and Roger Casey Associates.