The homes, made up of ten apartments on Cowbridge Road, have been developed by Hafod, in partnership with Castell Group and Bridgend County Borough Council.
Built on the land of two empty houses that were purchased by Hafod, the apartments ensure more high quality, affordable homes for Bridgend.
Using the existing buildings and accompanying land, Hafod has been able to create ten new homes for social rent, made up of seven one-bed apartments, and three two-bed apartments. In addition, a four-bedroom family home will be developed in 2024.
Hafod is committed to creating homes that are fit for the future, meeting the needs of customers now and in the years ahead. Three of the homes are wheelchair accessible, with rise and fall kitchens and widened doorways. In addition, the highly insulated apartments are EPC A rated and feature solar panels, helping to tackle the economic pressures many are now facing during the cost-of-living crisis.
Neil Taylor, Head of Development at Hafod, said: “As a socially conscious organisation, focused on making lives better through building communities and making connections, Hafod is committed to helping tackle the housing crisis in Wales.
“By developing energy efficient, affordable homes, Hafod puts sense of place at the heart of its developments. The new homes are near local amenities, including supermarkets, public transport connections and employment opportunities.
“Our new customers have now received their keys and we’re delighted that they have begun moving in their belongings and settling into their new homes.”
The apartments were built by contractor Castell Group, who began work onsite in December 2021, and part funded by the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant through Bridgend County Borough Council.
Dorian Payne, Managing Director of Castell Group, commented:
“We are thrilled to be delivering these essential, energy-efficient homes. At Castell, our aim is to craft exceptional living and working spaces.
“The Cowbridge Road site stands as a testament to this goal, showcasing the power of collaborative efforts amongst organisations that share our vision. The final outcomes have left us overjoyed, mirroring the satisfaction expressed by the new tenants upon moving into these homes.”
The completion of the homes was marked by a visit by Bridgend County Borough Council, who are committed to the creation of more affordable and accessible homes in the Borough.