A PROPERTY agent and developer who grew up in the Amman Valley has become the new owner of the former Co-op supermarket building in Ammanford town.

Formerly from Garnant and now living in Caerphilly, Trevor Isaac is the Managing Director of Brinsons Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents based in Caerphilly.

Trevor and business partner, Tristan Hobbs are Directors of Tretan Developments Ltd which acquired the former Co-op premises in August last year with the intention to refurbish and redevelop the building.

The property became vacant in September 2018 after the Co-op relocated to a new building on the site of the former Police Station on College Street.

Trevor said: “I looked into it after the Co-op relocated and realised that the building had potential for redevelopment for a range of uses including retail, leisure and office use. It is a large building with a total floorspace of circa 21,500 sq ft and is capable of being subdivided and let out for multiple occupation.

"Coming from the Amman Valley I have an affinity for the area and I am always on the lookout for redevelopment opportunities of this nature."

Tretan Developments purchased the former Job Centre building on Hall Street in Ammanford back in 2009 and subsequently embarked on a refurbishment of the building attracting several office occupiers including The Alzheimer’s Society and MI Homecare. They have also redeveloped commercial properties in Caerphilly and Blackwood in recent years.

Plans have yet to be officially submitted to the County’s planning department but Trevor said he hopes to be able to do so in the coming months.

A former Amman Valley schoolboy, Trevor added: “I am looking to attract occupiers not only from within the town itself but also from outside the area. I am currently in talks with several national operators but welcome interest from local Independent businesses. I am keen to attract retail, office and leisure to the building that will benefit the town’s economy.”

Trevor said he had already held discussions with Council representatives as well as local County Councillor, Kevin Madge who have given their initial backing to his ideas.

He added: “They are very supportive of seeing the area being redeveloped. I hope to be able to submit plans in the coming months.”

Anyone interested in speaking to Trevor about the building can contact him via email trevor.isaac@brinsons.co.uk or telephone 02920 867711