The planning application has been approved for Trivallis to begin works on a former school in Miskin to provide much needed, social housing in the area.
The school has been closed for many years and, in its most recent format, has been used as a storage facility. The plan is to develop the former school into ten one-bed flats and one two-bed mezzanine flat, bringing new, affordable housing where there is high demand.
Sarah Kirton, Development Manager at Trivallis, said: “We are extremely pleased to see that planning has been approved to convert the former Miskin School into much needed affordable housing in the area.”
Trivallis recognises the importance of this building to the community and will retain the structure of the school, to preserve and appreciate the distinctive character and history of the building.
Morgan Evans, Regeneration and Development Team Administrator at Trivallis, said: “We hope that by utilising the existing building, we can retain the historical importance to the village. It is a significant development that will give more people an opportunity to live affordably in an area that is currently lacking social housing.”
The scheme will be funded using the Social Housing Grant from Welsh Government and will comply with Welsh Government DQR standards. All homes will meet the Lifetime Homes standard and can be adapted to the needs of any future potential tenant.
This development will be completed by Trivallis in partnership with Strongs Partnership, Chamberlain Moss King Architects, LRM Planning, Vale Consultancy Engineers, Apex Transport Planning, RCTCBC and Welsh Government.
Work will start on site in the near future once a contractor has been appointed.
For more information on Trivallis’ development and regeneration projects, visit our dedicated development page, here.