The BPP Development Trust manages a local venue called the Action Resource Centre (The ARC), which is the registered base for the Trust, and houses all of the Trust staff and activities.

The building itself is a former small supermarket leased from the local authority. It is situated in a prominent position in Portmead, on a busy bus route, with a bus stop directly outside.

The ARC is a focal point for the Trust, creating jobs, volunteering, training and educational opportunities - the Centre is used by over 3,000 people annually.

Click here to find out more about the current courses running at the ARC. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for the community. Whether you want to brush up on your numeracy skills, learn how to maintain and repair your PC, or how to use a digital camera we have something to interest you.

Click here to find out more about Cafe ARC and to view our menus. A community café set up and initially run by volunteers, serving people living and working in the area.
The cafe provides additional invitation to the centre, attracting and sign-posting people to relevant services.

The venue also provides a range of community facilities including:-


Community access to learning opportunities and participation in higher education.


This spacious, pleasant room provides an ideal venue for local groups, workshops and courses.

Fully serviced, with optional extras ranging from flipcharts to buffets, we host diverse activities - from ESOL to Tai Chi.


Residents and agencies can take advantage of at-cost photocopying, laminating and fax services from Reception.

Trust staff also signpost residents to appropriate agencies/services, and seek to actively engage locals in personal development


Directions From M4 Junction 47
Take A483 Dual Carriageway towards Swansea
First left at the roundabout
Left at the lights (Pentregethin Road)
Proceed up the hill take the 5th left onto Stembridge Avenue
The ARC is at the end of the road - turn right into car park before the junction.

Directions From M4 Junction 46

Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout and proceed for a mile and a quarter down Swansea Road, then Llangyfellach Road
Turn right at lights with big church (Caersalem Chapel) on the corner and proceed down Heol Ddu, onto Mynydd Newydd Road, past Daniel James Community School on the right.
Drive past the huge common on the left
You will pass the Penplas Pub, which lays back off the road on the right hand side, and after that, take the third right turn into Broughton Ave.
Stembridge Ave is the third on the left and the centre is on the corner of Broughton and Stembridge Ave.
The entrance to the car park is on the Stembridge Ave side and the door into the centre is off the car park.

Why not use the interactive google map to plot a route from your location to the ARC!

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