Costs of Pembrokeshire’s South Quay to face scrutiny during full Council meeting

THE costs of the first phase of Pembroke’s South Quay project are expected to come under scrutiny next week.

Led by Pembrokeshire County Council, the South Quay project – by the town’s castle – centres on the rebuild of formerly derelict properties on Castle Terrace to create a new public visitor centre, library and café.

Landscape and public realm enhancements will bring the burgage plots back into productive use.

A pre-application consultation has recently been launched on the second phase of the project, in respect of a proposed planning application for the demolition of the existing public toilet at South Quay, and refurbishment and extension of the listed building 7 Northgate Street for a community hub with associated infrastructure work.

A question on costs has been submitted by Pembroke Monkton and St Mary South councillor Jonathan Grimes, which will be heard at the May 11 meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council’s full council.

Cllr Grimes will ask: “Could the relevant cabinet member update members on the cost so far of phase one of the South Quay Project in Pembroke?

“Of this cost, could this be broken down into what has been grant funded and what has been publicly funded?

“Further, what is the anticipated cost to complete the project, including how much of this has secure grant funding and how much will the authority have to pay?”


Last month, members of Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet heard an update on the South Quay development, with the previous administration coming in for strong criticism.

Speaking at the April 24 meeting, Cabinet Member for Place, the Region and Climate Change Councillor Paul Miller said South Quay was a “very important part of our regeneration agenda”.

“Pembroke is – or should be – a jewel in the crown of the county of Pembrokeshire; I’m determined we will do everything we possibly can to help that community regenerate that town.

“We can’t do that if we leave super-prominent cluster of buildings right adjacent to the castle in the centre of Pembroke looking dreadful while they gently fall down.

“We are determined to support Pembroke and invest in it; we have created a scheme that’s capable of attracting external funding, and we’re delivering.”

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