Pentre Awel

The Pentre Awel project earmarked for Llanelli will feature new business, education and health facilities, along with a state-of-the-art new leisure centre and swimming pool.

Proposed for an 83-acre site in South Llanelli, Pentre Awel will be the first development of its scope and size in Wales.

Pentre Awel will provide public, academic, business and health facilities all on one site to boost employment, education, leisure provision, health research and delivery, and skills and training.

The project is planned to include integrated care and physical rehabilitation facilities to enable the testing and piloting of life science technologies aimed at enhancing independence and assisted living.

The council-run leisure centre element of the project will feature a cutting-edge gym, an 8 x 25-metre swimming pool, a learner pool, multi-purpose studios and an indoor play area.

Worth millions of pounds to the local economy, Pentre Awel will also create a wide range of employment opportunities across the Swansea Bay City Region as whole.

Pentre Awel is being delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board, Universities and Colleges.

The council is working with community partners to ensure the project accommodates the work, health and care needs identified and prioritised by local residents through extensive consultation.

The Pentre Awel project will also include a skills centre focusing on health and care training, as well as research facilities and a clinical delivery centre to deliver multi-disciplinary care closer to home.

The wider project will feature assisted living accommodation, along with a nursing home, a hotel, expansion space for businesses, and elements of both open market and social and affordable housing. Landscaped outdoor spaces for recreation on site will benefit from spectacular views across the Loughor Estuary and Carmarthen Bay.

Status: Business case approved by the Welsh Government and UK Government.