Mixed Use Zone

Page updated on: 28/11/2023

Situated to the North West of the Cross Hands Growth Zone and highly visible from the A48 to Carmarthen, this 21 hectare site provides a range of uses with construction underway for many of them.

The entire site has been developed through a joint venture partnership between Carmarthenshire County Council and property developers George LB.

Cross Hands West aspires to a large retail development which could create 350 new jobs within the zone. It’s forecast that this site would lever in some £24m private sector investment. Conygar have acquired and developed the retail element of the site with a significant proportion already occupied. There are also further residential development opportunities on this site in addition to those at Emlyn Brickworks mixed use zone, with around 250 new homes anticipated. Complementary developments such as a medical care centre and associated uses are also desired for Cross Hands West.

Directly adjacent to the Cross Hands West site is the newly formed Maes Y Gwendraeth secondary school – this establishment is a result of a transformational merger of 2 local schools. This new school serves the Cross Hands Growth Zone and the wider region and provides improved teaching facilities for Design, Technology and Science disciplines. Additional sports facilities have been developed along with new bus bays.

The scale of Cross Hands West necessitates increased investment in the local transport infrastructure – additional spine roads have been created around the western and southern ends of the site all linking back to the wider Growth Zone.