THE Barry Island Station building has been marketed for a mix of restaurants, shops, business units and residential tourism properties.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has agreed to market the building with the aim of complementing Barry’s seaside resort and to further capitalise on the success of the rejuvenated Island and the regenerations of the nearby Barry Waterfront and the Innovation Quarter.

The new proposals will see Cambrian Transport, who run the Barry Tourist Railway, stay at the station.

Hood Roads, former railway storage building, The Goodsheds, has been converted into a shopping container village of office space, retail units, restaurants and a coffee shop, complete with an apartment complex.

The 19th century Pumphouse building has been turned into the award-winning Hang Fire Southern Kitchen, Academy espresso bar and a number of other businesses.


Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet member for education and regeneration, Cllr Lisa Burnett said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity to redevelop one of Barry’s most iconic buildings.

“Following on from the success of similar regeneration projects at nearby locations, we hope this can be another project that turns an underused site into something vibrant and modern that will be of significant benefit to the local community.

“I can’t wait to study the proposals we receive and discover what the future could hold for Barry Island Station.”

Other developments are planned for the waterfront’s Innovation Quarter which include proposals for a new college campus, primary school and further office accommodation in The Engine Room.