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14 new affordable homes coming to Porth

18 January 2019

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Trivallis is developing 14 new, affordable homes in Dinas, Porth.

The development is a £1.4million investment in the area, which is funded by the Welsh Government Social Housing Grant.

Design and construction work is being carried out by WRW Construction.

Sarah Kirton, Senior Development Officer at Trivallis, said: “Back in 2015, we consulted with people who lived in Appletree Avenue in Dinas on what we could do to improve the area. There were two blocks of maisonettes that suffered from high levels of anti-social behaviour and weren’t fit for purpose.

“We’ve worked with local people and are investing in the community by delivering these much needed affordable new homes.”

The development, involves the design and construction of 12 one-bedroom flats and 2 two-bedroom flats.

The homes will be split into two areas. A northern block will be made up of four two-storey buildings, with one flat per floor. The southern block will be made up of three linked two-storey buildings with an L-shaped layout, with one one-bed flat per floor; each flat will have its own access.

The new homes will meet Welsh Government Design Quality Requirements and Lifetime Homes Standards; a series of sixteen design criteria intended to make homes more easily adaptable for lifetime use at minimal cost.

The homes are due for completion in early 2020 and will be available for bidding via the Homefinder RCT website shortly after they’re finished.

Sarah added: “A proportion of the contract value is designated for community investment; this means that we will be working with the local council to regenerate the area around these new homes.

“We completed Time for Change a project back in the summer of 2018 where over 50 staff and volunteers gave the clubhouse and grounds of Porth AFC a re-vamp.

“We’d like to thank local residents for their involvement in the project so far and look forward to being able to offer these homes for rent in the near future.”

For more information on Trivallis and the project in Dinas follow @wearetrivallis on Facebook and Twitter.