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Town centre social housing scheme completed

Created on 28/06/2018 @ 13:40
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A social housing development in Newtown town centre has now been fully completed and let.

The Glan-y-Dwr development in Back Lane includes three phases that have been completed over the past three years.

Phase one was the former Territorial Army building, completed in March 2016, and phase two, the former Magistrates’ Court was completed in March 2017.

The third and final new-build phase of this development provides a total of 13 one and two-bedroom flats, including two which are wheelchair accessible.

The developer was Mid Wales Property Ltd of Newtown with the construction work being managed by the Association’s project manager Mildred, Howells & Co from Swansea and supervised by Mid Wales Housing Association.

The development of this final phase cost in the region of £1.35 million which was part-funded by £748,000 of Social Housing Grant from the Welsh Government and the remainder by  Mid Wales Housing Association.   

"The Association is proud to have promoted local employment and opportunities through the procurement of this scheme," said an Association spokesperson.

"The construction contract required the contractor to employ 80% local labour and provided training placements for building trade apprentices.  Significant elements of the houses, such as timber frames and many of the building materials have been supplied by local companies."

Sian Howells, Director of New Business of Mid Wales Housing said: “This final phase of new build development provides a further 13 units of quality affordable housing and coupled with the two earlier phases of redevelopment, completes the Association’s contribution to the overall regeneration of this area of the town centre.

"It has been a pleasure working with Mid Wales Property Ltd over the past three years and we look forward to continuing this association on other schemes within Powys in the not-too-distant future."

Photo: The exterior of the three phases of Glan-y-Dwr, Back Lane

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