The areas and sites in Port Talbot Waterfront
Baglan Energy Park is one of Wales’ premier business and industrial locations. Opportunities currently exist for both manufacturing and service industries on the site. The Energy Park is home to theBaglan Bay Innovation Centre, Solar Centre, Renewable Hydrogen Research and Demonstration, General Electric’s combined-cycle gas turbine power plant, and the Intertissue plant, which covers 82 acres of the park.
More than 1,800 people are now working on the park, and once the project is completed, it will have the capacity to accommodate 3,000 jobs. Baglan Energy Park is the first stage in the regeneration of Baglan Bay, a single development site that will eventually total some 1,500 acres (607 Hectres).
Baglan Industrial Park is located in a prominent position adjacent to the M4 motorway and with direct access to junction 42 giving good access to the West, Cardiff, Bristol as well as Southern England and the Midlands.
An excellent main line rail service is available from Port Talbot to London, whilst major port facilities are nearby.
Many of the units available have been refurbished with steel profile cladding and with new roofs.
Harbourside Park is part of the Harbourside project which is redeveloping the town’s former docks quarter and transforming the area into a new business hub, accommodating leading companies and creating high skilled jobs. It will drive innovation, research and development, and benefit from improved infrastructure
Harbourside Park provides business space at the new R&D Village, which is already home to leading global manufacturers such as Tata Steel and TWI UK Ltd, which specialises in the development and application of state of the art non-destructive testing methods.
Access to Harbourside is much improved via Harbour Way, the new peripheral distributor road. Harbour Way delivers a direct five minute link from Junction 38 of the M4 straight into Port Talbot and Harbourside. The road is currently the largest transport project in Wales at £107m and is funded by a European Regional Development Fund Grant.
Port Talbot Docks is one of a few harbours in the UK capable of handling vessels of up to 180,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt), and located within easy reach of the open sea and benefiting from direct mainline rail access and excellent access to the M4. It comprises the Tidal Harbour, which handles cape-size bulk vessels, and Docks, which accommodate smaller heavy-lift and general-cargo vessels.