Building works will commence on 5th October on a derelict former Welsh Language Primary School in Llantrisant to create 18 new, affordable homes.
Trivallis, has partnered with LCB Construction to deliver 18 new homes at the former school in Llantrisant, which has been vacant since it closed in 2005. The scheme is being delivered using the Social Housing Grant in partnership with RCTCBC and Welsh Government.
Sarah Kirton is development manager at Trivallis and is managing the redevelopment of the school, she said: “This site will enable us to deliver much needed affordable housing in an area of such high demand, in the centre of Old Llantrisant. We are proud to be delivering homes for local residents who may have not previously been able to afford a property in the area.
“As a ‘Structure of Merit’ within the Llantrisant Conservation Area we want to preserve this building for the future by bringing it back into beneficial use after years of decline.”
The development will see the creation of 18 new, affordable homes. The existing school building will be retained and refurbished to become 6 2-bed flats and 8 1-bed flat. There will also be a 2-bed adapted bungalow and 3 2-bed houses developed alongside the school.
Simon Baldwin, contract manager at LCB Construction, said: “It’s really exciting to be working in partnership with Trivallis on this project. When I visited the site back at the beginning of the year, I had a really lovely moment. A local resident, who was also an ex-pupil of the school, asked for a look around and I agreed; with full health and safety precautions in place of course. He got so emotional when he found out that we are preserving so many existing features of this historic building whilst also creating much needed, affordable housing. It was nice to see how grateful he was that we will be bringing the derelict space back to life.
“After what has been a really difficult year for so many people, we are looking forward to working with Trivallis and the community and getting started with what will be a great partnership.”
Planning permission for the site was fully granted in November 2019 and work is expected to be completed in Spring/Summer 2022.
For more information on Trivallis’ developments, visit: www.trivallis.co.uk/en/development