Work has started to save one of Wales’ most valuable industrial heritage sites after The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT) appointed contractors to clean up and secure the land around Crumlin Navigational Colliery in Caerphilly.
PRT has appointed engineering and contracting specialists Hydrock to carry out the first phase of work to kick-start the regeneration of the historic Colliery.
Crumlin Navigational Colliery contains 11 listed buildings that have been rated as among the most endangered buildings in Wales and England.
PRT, which is advising on the site’s restoration on behalf of landowner the Carmarthenshire Building Preservation Trust (CBPT), aims to adapt these buildings for a range of new uses to benefit the local community.
Hydrock will investigate and tackle any flooding and pollution risks and will secure the site by repairing a large pipe beneath the main access road which is on the brink of collapsing.
The urgent works, which have just begun and are due to be completed by the end of August, have been funded by a £250,000 grant from the Welsh Government.
More details in the press release below.