Maritime plan wins approval
A MULTI-MILLIONPOUND maritime centre which includes a coastal science centre, cafe, wine bar, roof terrace and micro brewery, has been given the green light.
A MULTI-MILLIONPOUND maritime centre in Porthcawl which includes a coastal science and discovery centre, cafe, wine bar, roof terrace and micro brewery, has been given the green light.
Work on the £5.5m centre which is to be built on the town’s Cosy Corner by the Esplanade is set to start in spring 2019.
Welcoming the deci- sion by Bridgend council’s development control committee, Credu Charity’s chief executive Mark Bryant said: “We are very delighted to get planning permission.
“Work has already started with the SeaQuest Coastal Science outreach programme and temporary buildings on site for the sea cadets.
“We now go through a detailed design period with our main contractor Andrew Scott who will be ready to start on the site in early spring next year.
“There is an estimated 56-week building period so the completion date is set for early 2020 – it is very exciting.”
He added: “There will be 120 new jobs created from catering and hospitality to sales and marketing. “We will be working with local suppliers and giving small businesses opportunities.” The new design was scaled back from a £7m project that received permission in 2016.
The new design for the Porthcawl Maritime Centre
Plans for the Porthcawl Maritime Centre have been approved