- September 18, 2015
- Posted by: Carwyn Jones AM
- Category: Latest News
Wales & West Housing (WWH) has completed 40 brand new homes in the popular seaside town of Porthcawl, Bridgend, to help meet the demand for affordable housing in the area. New Road Court, an innovative development of 1 and 2 bed apartments, has been built by local construction company Jehu for WWH working in partnership with the Welsh Government and Bridgend County Borough Council.
The unique development cost £3.9m with the Welsh Government’s Housing Finance Grant providing £1.8m. All properties at the scheme comply with the Welsh Government Design Quality Requirement (DQR) standards and achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes level 3+. The development’s first residents, all from Bridgend county, have recently moved into the 24 one bedroom apartments and 16 two bedroom apartments.
Carwyn Jones, AM, for Bridgend, visited New Road Court to see the scheme and meet residents on Friday 18th September accompanied by Cllr Huw David, Deputy Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, Cllr Hailey Townsend, Marc Jehu, Director of the Jehu Group and Anne Hinchey, Wales & West Housing Chief Executive. Residents Gemma Roberts, 27, and her carer Clive Thomas, 55, opened their flat to the visitors.
Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones said: “New Road Court is a fantastic scheme. It was great to have the opportunity to have a tour and to talk to some of the residents who have recently been given the keys to their new homes. Thanks to Chris, Gemma and Clive for talking to me and for being so accommodating. I hope that they and the other residents continue to be happy living there.”
Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing, said: “Our vision at Wales & West Housing is ‘strong sustainable growth to make a difference to lives, homes and communities’. New Road Court is an excellent example of how we turn our vision into reality.
“We are committed to delivering quality, affordable homes in Wales and, as we’ve seen, this development has helped to make a real difference to the lives of many of those who live here. It was made possible thanks to funding from the Welsh Government and our partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council.”