First Council houses to be built in Caerphilly after 18 years

By Bobby Kelly, Independant Jounalist. Last edited at 16:02 20/07/21.

Caerphilly County Borough Council is developing 6 new 1-bedroom apartments on the site of a former community venue, ’49 Club’ in Trecenydd.

A spokesperson for Caephilly County Borough Council said:

“The homes are expected to be completed in Spring 2022. Homes will be constructed to Passivhaus standard, consisting of very high levels of insulation, extremely high-performance windows with insulated frames, airtight building fabric and a mechanical heat ventilation system.

As well as helping to lower carbon emissions, these buildings will result in low energy costs for tenants and contribute towards housing need in the county borough.”

The Council is working in partnership with construction company Willmott Dixon and local Ystrad Mynach based company Caledan Ltd, who are manufacturing the steel frames used in construction.

The Welsh Government has awarded £3.1 million to fund development costs at the site, along with a 12 1-bedroom development at Llanfabon Drive, Trethomas.

Council Leader, Cllr Philippa Marsden, said “New Council homes have not been built in the borough for 18 years, so this marks a significant milestone for us. We are incredibly excited to embark on this journey, with the pilot schemes at Trecenydd and Trethomas being the first steps in a large-scale programme of development over the coming years.”

 

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