Tir Glas Food Village

The Tir Glas Food Village development at Pontfaen is an exciting opportunity to create a new commercial initiative in Lampeter. It will be a starting point for the realisation of a powerful vision for the town, enabling the University and other partners to bid for considerable funding from regional and national sources to develop other aspects of the scheme in other nearby places.

For further information on the ongoing consultation please go to  https://aldiconsultation.co.uk/pontfaen

The Tir Glas Food Village development will enable the University to:

  1. work closely with Aldi to establish a food village on the site where there will be an opportunity to exhibit and celebrate local food produce;
  2. work closely with Aldi to complement the local food offering and develop opportunities for collaboration and increased employment opportunities;
  3. invest in the pavilion – a grade 2 listed building ensuring that it will be seen as a civic attraction and a community resource in the future;
  4. invest in a community facility for the promotion, understanding and development of skills in relation to local food in Lampeter town centre;
  5. further invest in the annual Food Festival held on the University grounds;
  6. upgrade the remaining playing field at Pontfaen which will be for the use of University students and local sports clubs;
  7. work with the County Council and local sports groups to further develop sports resources in this part of Lampeter.
Pavilion Lampeter
Loom Crafts Pod


  1. Establish food cabins in Pontfaen ensuring there are appropriate tenants for them.
  2. Work with Aldi so that sustainability is at the core of the food village’s development.
  3. That at least fifteen local companies benefit regularly from the development.
  4. Establish a formal partnership with Food Centre Wales in Horeb as a place of civic importance and as a resource.
  5. Create 40 new jobs in Lampeter.
  6. That at least half a dozen local groups and organisations use the new-look pavilion.
  7. That at least five community-based sports teams use the playing field in Pontfaen.