The proposal was developed for pre-application review on behalf of our clients who purchased two adjoining sites at the gateway to Pontypridd. It introduces a dynamic mixed-use scheme with a range of town centre uses that will make a positive contribution to the town’s long-awaited regeneration now underway on nearby sites by bringing back into active use derelict land and by increasing pedestrian links and permeability. It has two street frontages; one facing the mainline station and the other on to the High Street. It lies close to the River Taff and will offer panoramic views from upper storeys over the surrounding countryside. At lower and upper ground floor level a mix of uses include a theatre, retail, bar and restaurants to offer active frontages at street level. The upper levels are given over to residential and office accommodation and there is the possibility of including a rooftop restaurant facility.