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.
World Rugby & FIFA Approved
with meeting rooms, treatment rooms, recreational areas and gymnasium.
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.
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.
Tony Williams, Secretary
Mike Ruddock, Development Director
Tom Sloane, Head of Community
Ospreys in the Community
Councillor Steve Bletsoe