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Building Trago Merthyr

0 Comments Merthyr Tydfil   (on 20-Jan-2017 12:37 PM)


We started construction of our fourth store in October 2016, which will be located in Merthyr Tydfil. This is a £40m development and will be our first ever Welsh location and the first site outside Cornwall and Devon. 

Our new store is due to open in Spring 2018 and will have over 200,000 square feet of retail therapy, with warehousing, internal roads and car parking. We're also planning a play area and restaurants.Later phases, following the opening, will include a petrol forecourt, together with the further development of our leisure facilities. We've appointed Kier to construct the new store and a high percentage of steel used in the steel frame is coming locally, from Port Talbot. There will be 17 'Trago Towers' incorporated into the finished store. Other interesting facts include:

  • The building will have a 1 mile perimeter
  • If all the Euro-clad panels being used in construction were laid vertically, end-to-end, it would be higher than Mount Everest
  • There will be 23,868 ft (7,275m) of drainage - equal to 1.4 laps of the Silverstone Grand Prix Track

An important development for the town and local area, the store will provide job opportunities during construction and will create around 400 jobs in the retail, leisure and warehousing sector.

The images below show the official 'Turf Cutting'  which took place on 7th October, followed by an image showing construction as of January 2017.  

UPDATE: This is our latest AERIAL FOOTAGE, which was taken in October. It shows further development work outside the building, the completed first two towers and the framework for the other towers going in.. Thanks go Aerial Optics for the footage.

The Official Turf Cutting - October 2016

Trago Merthyr Tydfil -  Construction as at mid September 2017

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