Grateful tenants settle into new £4.2m homes in Barry

Happy new tenants who have recently made Provincial house in Barry their home welcomed Jane Hutt AM, to have a look around our new facilities.

The former office block which we’ve refurbishment into 32 affordable one and two bedroom homes on Kendrick Road, has provided much-needed affordable housing for local people who were previously homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation as well as helping refugees.

Kes Smith, Owner of Kestral Construction which refurbished the building in partnership with us and the Vale of Glamorgan Council, went above and beyond what was expected of him recently. He very kindly donated furniture including beds, wardrobes and sofas to tenants who needed them.

Kes said: “When the refurbishment works were completed, I was given the opportunity to meet some of the tenants and learn more about their circumstances.

“It made me realise how much further I could help and the difference it would make to so many people.”

Jane Hutt AM, enjoyed speaking to tenants while seeing their new homes and hearing about some of the donations they were so grateful to receive. She said:

“It was great to speak with tenants settling into their new homes at Provincial House and to see the new facilities. Barry has a shortage of affordable housing and I am so pleased that this refurbishment has been completed and that the homes are being enjoyed by local people.”

Anne Banks, Development Surveyor at Hafod, joined Jane Hutt on her visit to Provincial House. She said: “Having managed the project from the start, it was very rewarding to talk to tenants and see how they’re getting on. It gives me a huge sense of job satisfaction and I am proud to say we are committed to completing a further 100 new homes in the Vale over the next 18 months.”

To register for housing in the Vale please contact the Vale Council’s Homes4U scheme. Please call 01446 709840 to find out more or you can register online at valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/homes4u.