Aberystwyth is a coastal town in Ceredigion and is well known for its University which boosts the population by 9000 for three quarters of the year. The town is the administrative and commercial centre for West Wales, with a current urban population of approximately 15,935, and surrounding district areas totalling 74,000. The town is well served with transport links and is a hub for the outlying communities. Parc Merlin is a prominent and distinctive development, located on Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, the main commercial, industrial and trade counter district in Aberystwyth. The site is close to the A44, and approximately 3 miles from Aberystwyth town centre and seafront.