Tower Regeneration Limited (TRL), is a joint venture partnership between Tower Colliery Ltd and Hargreaves Services plc. The Tower Regeneration project is delivering remediation and reclamation, through surface coal extraction and subsequent redevelopment of the former Tower Colliery site.
Tower Regeneration is located near the village of Hirwaun, in Glamorgan, South Wales. The colliery, which was established in 1864, was purchased by the workforce in December 1994. The mine was successfully operated until the exhaustion of the workable underground reserves in January 2008.
The Tower Regeneration project has involved the extraction of approximately 3.5 million tonnes of surface mined coal before restoration of the site for development together with landscaping and biodiversity enhancement areas.
The remediation and redevelopment of the site, which covers approximately 100 acres, will have a great benefit for the wider regeneration of the region. Hargreaves Land is now working closely with partners at Tower Colliery to deliver residential, employment, retail development and green energy on the restored land.