Between May 2016 and May 2021, Welsh Government committed to delivering 20,000 affordable homes across Wales. This ambitious target means housing associations, like Trivallis, have a big part to play by building much needed homes across our communities.
Since 2016, Trivallis has so far created 370 new homes, including some of our recent development and regeneration projects in Porth, Treorchy and Pentre.
Forge Lane, Pentre
We created eight new, affordable and modern homes in Forge Lane, Pentre. Through a package deal with local developers, Weston Contractors, and thanks to Social Housing Grant Funding from Welsh Government, this forms part of a £2million investment in the area. We are also constructing another eight flats on the site of the former Pentre Hotel and have completed a full refurbishment of six existing flats, next door, in Llewellyn Place.
This project was the first of its kind for Trivallis, working with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, local contractors, and community members to identify where and what we should be building and redeveloping.
Appletree Avenue, Dinas
We worked with WRW Construction to develop 14 new, affordable homes in Dinas, Porth, investing £1.4million in the area, funded by the Welsh Government Social Housing Grant.
The site at Appletree Avenue was previously occupied by two large blocks of maisonettes that suffered from high levels of anti-social behaviour and weren’t considered to be fit for purpose any longer. The properties were demolished back in 2015 to make way for this new development.
Appletree Avenue is made up of four, two-storey buildings and three linked two-storey buildings; each building has one flat per floor and each flat has its own entry access.
Each of these new homes meet Welsh Government Design Quality Requirements and Lifetime Homes Standards – sixteen design criteria intended to make homes more easily adaptable for lifetime use at minimal cost.
Crown Avenue, Treorchy
We have worked in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, and contractor R&M Williams, to create 12 one-bed flats as part of a £1.5m Crown Avenue investment for Treorchy, thanks to the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund. This project sees the regeneration of an empty building to provide much-needed, independent living for adults with learning disabilities.
Working in partnership with RCTCBC, we identified the site as an ideal location to meet the need for specialist supported accommodation in the area and we have been able to totally transform it to provide a modern scheme that will contribute to the wellbeing of those who live there and the wider community.
For more information on Trivallis’ future development and regeneration projects, visit: www.trivallis.co.uk/development and follow @wearetrivallis on Facebook and Twitter.
This story has been adapted from the latest Trivallis Valleys Magazine. To read the full issue, visit our Valleys Magazine page.