12th March 2019
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Morganstone has begun work on a new housing development in Barry which will deliver 21 affordable homes on the site of a former conservative club.
Demand for homes in the Vale of Glamorgan is high with 1425 people currently registered on the council’s housing waiting list (Homes4U) for a one-bedroom home and a further 756 applicants waiting for a two-bedroom home in Barry alone.
Stuart Davies, Business Development Director for Morganstone, added: “The Welsh Government estimates that Wales will need between 6,700 and 9,700 additional housing units annually from 2018/19 to 2022/23.
“We are delighted to partner with Hafod and the Vale of Glamorgan to address the growing need for housing in Wales”
Working in partnership, Morganstone, Vale of Glamorgan Council and South Wales based not for profit company, Hafod are re-developing the site of the former Barry Docks Cons Club which had been unused and empty since 2014.
The building, which was due to be demolished to make way for the new development, was severely damaged following an arson attack in May 2018. Since then, work has been underway to prepare the site for building work to start.
Councillor John Thomas, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “This important scheme will not only provide much-needed affordable housing for Vale residents in need of it, but also give this site a new lease of life.”
Funded by Hafod and the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant and Housing Finance Grant, the 15 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom apartments are due for completion in winter 2019/2020 and will be available to rent.