The long-anticipated opening of a new Powys venue is expected to happen this summer. 

The riverside site in Newtown has been beset by delays. 

Open Newtown has told Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council that there needs to be an electric meter installation, building commissioning, building control sign-off, handover, catering team training and planned soft openings before the official public opening.

Ongoing delays in connecting the electric cable is holding up progress which is partly due to availability from the national energy company.

Open Newtown said it cannot yet commit to a date for public opening of the £1.5m building which will be renamed due to "the funding requirements for a Welsh name".

Visitors to the area can expect to see a new information touch screen installed as soon as possible.

It's been 17 months since the former Radio Hafren was demolished in the Back Lane car park to make way for the new tourism and visitor destination venue.

Open Newtown said setbacks and opening delays have been caused by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.