Plans Revealed of Multi-million Pound Makeover for Barry Waterfront Pumphouse
Barry’s historic grade II listed Hydraulic Pumphouse could be set to become an offices, shops and restaurant complex. The building is one of the last reminders of Barry Docks’ heyday during the early 20th Century. It is one of a few of its kind left in Wales and was recently restored thanks to a £800,000 Welsh Government grant and investment by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. If approved, the new plans would see offices and work units on the first floor, with the ground floor and basement areas converted into “high quality” shops and restaurants. The scheme also includes a new paved and landscaped plaza with outdoor seating areas alongside the restaurants.
Developers DS Properties (Pontypridd) Ltd estimate that the scheme would create 30 construction jobs and up to 65 full-time jobs when completed. Simon Baston of DS Properties said: “We are very proud to be selected by the Vale council and Welsh Government to create an inspirational venue for people to live and work in and to ensure a sustainable future for this iconic building. It is totally unique and, subject to planning, will be preserved for generations to come.”