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“Plans for new Talbot Green town centre available to view at Leekes”
PRESS RELEASE: JULY 2011
The ambitious plans for the proposed Talbot Green town centre development are now available for local residents to view at Leekes’ Llantrisant store.
The £200 million investment project which is being proposed and funded by Valad Developments Llantrisant Ltd, aims to create a new town centre for the communities of Llantrisant, Talbot Green, Pontyclun and neighbouring villages, with a view to providing a great boost to the local economy and the creation of up to 1,900 new jobs.
Emma Leeke, Managing Director of award-winning retailer, Leekes, says “ As one of the key retailers who will form part of this exciting scheme, it makes sense for our Llantrisant store to house the plans for the new development due to our central location and the high volume of local residents who visit us throughout any given week.”
“ Following Valad’s one day public exhibitions in Llantrisant and Pontyclun, the model and consultation boards will now be a permanent fixture at our Llantrisant store for the next few months, so local residents can come into the store to familiarise themselves with the plans.” Emma continues, “Consultation is an important step before any planning application is made to the local authority so we would like to welcome any visitors to our store to leave their feedback with us which we will pass on to the developers.”
The proposal includes plans for a department store, a major new supermarket and 40 shops suitable for ‘high street’ brands. A leisure and entertainment quarter will contain a multi-screen cinema as well as cafes, restaurants, bars and hotels. In addition, there will be space for local businesses, a range of civic and community facilities, residential apartments and town houses.
The new Leekes flagship store will be a modern building across three floors that will showcase new innovative ranges and products and the intention is to trade seamlessly throughout the development, with the new store ready to open before the existing site closes.