Cwrt Cei Coed, Lower Canal Road, Newtown
This high profile development regenerates a long vacant site (the location of an historic timber wharf) in an attractive and convenient part of Newtown. The properties have been procured in a design and build package with Oswestry based Pickstock Homes Ltd.
There is a total of 30 homes: 18 one- and two-bedroomed apartments; and 12 two- and three-bedroom houses. All units are grouped round a spacious car parking courtyard.
Glan y Dwr Phase 3, Back Lane, Newtown
This is the final phase of a significant redevelopment in Newtown, the first two phases of which renovated two redundant civic buildings in the heart of the town centre. The site, originally used as a car park, sits between the road, river walkway and existing buildings. It now consists of a quality five storey development with a high standard of energy efficiency.
The accommodation provides 12, two-bedroom apartments, all with an allocated car parking space, together with ancillary bike, bin and other storage. The ground floor property is fully adapted for wheelchair use, and all upper level apartments have the benefit of a passenger lift.
The developer was Mid Wales Property Ltd. of Newtown.
Tabernacle Development, Aberystwyth
This scheme has been a challenge for the Association for some years due to the financial failure of the original developer. The Association was determined to maintain its commitment to the town and provide this much needed accommodation and so after careful evaluation of its options, stepped in to complete the construction process. This has involved time-consuming negotiations with all the necessary trades and in particular, required the procurement of a complex and costly bespoke steel concourse and staircase structure.
Notwithstanding these issues and delays, the completed scheme is a very positive addition to the Association’s housing stock. It comprises 22, one-bedroom properties, two of which are fully wheelchair adapted. Its central location ensures it is in a highly sustainable and convenient location and a significant benefit of its design is that service charges and occupation costs will be very economic. Its completion will be a pleasing conclusion to a longstanding project.
In addition to the provision of new build housing, Mid-Wales Housing has converted a former (unused) day room, on the ground floor at its scheme at Y Bwthyn, Knighton, into an attractive and spacious one-bedroom apartment. This is in line with the policy of securing best value performance from existing assets wherever possible.