Many people have been asking what is the large new building on the Ysgol Penweddig playing field close to the railway line. The building is a wood chip biomass plant which will heat both the new National Assembly and County Council Offices across the railway track.
The plant is due to be switched on for the first time in February. The boiler has been designed with enough capacity to also heat Ysgol Penweddig and Plas Crug Leisure Centre and it is hoped that money can be found in the future to make the connections to allow this to happen. The woodchips will be sourced in the Machynlleth and Corris area so will not be travelling far for their weekly delivery. Both the County Council and Assembly buildings are due to open in the Autumn.