The site on Taff Street has been an eyesore in the Valleys town after a proposed retail-led scheme fell through more than seven years ago when the developer collpased.
The new scheme will involved building two new office blocks offering nearly 160,000 sq ft of space and a striking rounded gateway library/leisure hub.
Both office buildings will feature curtain walling, with the third building employing a distinctive zinc cladding tile system.
Willmott Dixon will also carry out public realm and highway work, as well as basement parking and bike stands.
Aberdere-based groundworks specialist Walters Group is carrying out enabling works allowing Willmott Dixon to start construction of the new buildings. This is the latest scheme for Willmott Dixon delivered under the SEWCSAP framework.
Neal Stephens, managing director of Willmott Dixon in Wales and the West, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed for this flagship project as this will be a catalyst to further revitalise the strategically important town of Pontypridd.”
Councillor Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Housing, added: “Pontypridd and the wider area is a key strategic location in the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal and this flagship project highlights our ambitions as a Council to spread prosperity, create jobs and regenerate all areas of our County Borough.”
It’s the latest in a series of mixed-use developments Willmott Dixon are behind that are transforming town centres. In February, the private builder secured a contract to build the £80m Rochdale Riverside for a joint venture between Genr8 and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council.