THE VISION

Our vision for Brewery Field Complex is to create a vibrant and unique sports, fitness, health & wellbeing and community hub unlike any other in Bridgend County Borough and beyond.

Set in an ideal location, just off Bridgend Town Centre in close proximity to M4 Junctions 35 & 36, Brewery Field Complex is easily accessible not only from within Bridgend, but from anywhere across the M4 corridor in South Wales. Our plan is to provide an inclusive community facility that caters for a wide range of modern day needs in the sports, fitness, community, health and wellbeing sectors.

The complex will also provide much needed job opportunities in the local area, with up to ten permanent employments potentially required to manage and day-to-day run the facilities.

Owen Howe

PROVISIONAL PLAN

Brewery Field Complex

THE REGENERATION OF THE MORGANSTONE BREWERY FIELD WILL BROADLY COMPRISE OF TWO PROJECTS.

3G PLAYING SURFACE

World Rugby & FIFA Approved

PURPOSE-BUILT HEALTH & WELLBEING FACILITY

with meeting rooms, treatment rooms, recreational areas and gymnasium.

PROJECT ONE

Our intention is to replace the current grass surface with an all-weather, 3G playing surface. The playing surface will have the ability to host a wide range of sporting and recreational activities.

The surface will be suitable to host top level rugby union and football – meeting the technical standards demanded by World Rugby and by meeting FIFA’s 2 Star Standard.

This will open up the potential for the Morganstone Brewery Field to be used not only for Bridgend Ravens matchdays, but to become a real community facility and available for hire to; grassroots clubs, schools, colleges, community groups and social clubs for training and matches throughout the whole year.

PROJECT TWO

Our plans include a rejuvenation of the current hospitality suites into a state-of-the-art fitness, social, health and wellbeing centre.

During our feasibility study, we considered a range of potential uses for the space that we plan to create.

At the heart of our plan is to provide a setting to host activities associated with meeting the health, social and wellbeing needs of the town’s population. We have talked to leading figures in these sectors to better understand how we can adapt the space to meet their needs, and we plan to create a range of spaces that are flexible to a broad spectrum of requirements.

The current structure has 20 hospitality suites that have the potential to be reconfigured to suit potential users for their differing needs.

For example, a room could host a flexible, co-working space available for people to rent as an escape from their home office or to use while on the move. In a neighbouring suite, a private rehabilitation suite is operated by a local professional offering a private yet accessible space for treatment. A separate box has been adapted into a classroom where a range of different classes and courses are taught throughout the week.

These are just a small example of potential uses for rooms at this facility, but the beauty of the Brewery Field Complex is that the spaces will be adaptable and available to meet the specific requirements of individual businesses, clubs and groups at any given time.

Brewery Field Complex will also include a high-performance gymnasium, featuring a comprehensive range of top of the range equipment and apparatus.

Creation of additional fitness facilities is a key fundamental of the Welsh Government’s ‘Get Wales Moving’ initiative which aims to increase participation on fitness activities and puts participation in them at the very centre of our everyday lives.

This high performance facility, would be available for professional and aspiring athletes to take advantage of the best equipment and access to some of the brightest minds, delivering the leading training methods available in South Wales. As well as locally based sports teams such as Bridgend Ravens and Penybont FC regularly using this facility, our aim is to make it available for hire to sports teams right across South Wales.

However, the gym would not only be exclusively available to sports clubs and groups. We will also promote this facility to physiotherapists and medical professionals, who will be able to book sessions for client rehabilitation processes. We have already started a series of conversations with organisations such as the NHS, to get their input on how this facility would work best for them.

SUPPORTERS

“We have some pretty exciting plans for the future of rugby in Bridgend, and at the heart of that is ensuring that the Morganstone Brewery Field continues to provide a top class facility for our players to utilise. Importantly, it gives the Morganstone Brewery Field a really useful facility that would be important for us to have if we are to make the ground a central hub for our community.”

Tony Williams, Secretary
Bridgend Ravens

“The Ospreys are delighted to hear of Bridgend Ravens plans to improve and develop rugby facilities for their borough. As an outstanding breeding ground for talent it is good to see one of our Region’s Clubs looking to the future in order to further enhance their player development programme…”

Mike Ruddock, Development Director
Ospreys Rugby

“Ospreys in the Community would welcome the facilities in Bridgend and would see them being of great benefit to community sport and groups. OITC currently work with a wide variety of groups who would benefit greatly from having access to this facility. Mini and Junior rugby camps are very popular across the region, and the ability to have a “central” facility with good access link will allow us to reach more children and to support their activity levels. We are in the process of forming a Walking Rugby team in and around the community, promoting the benefits of physical and activity on our mental well-being.  I would welcome the opportunity for this facility to host a walking rugby group. This could double up with our current veterans programme in partnership with Swans Community Trust to get ex-service men and women physically active and socialising.”

Tom Sloane, Head of Community
Ospreys in the Community

“I thoroughly, personally support this project being undertaken at the Morganstone Brewery Field and can see the benefits that will be achieved for the community that it serves. It is fantastic to see a club and a ground with so much rich history in Welsh Rugby looking at how it protects and enhances it’s future with these ambitious proposals. Rugby is part of our DNA in Bridgend and these plans support it’s long term continuation.”

Councillor Steve Bletsoe