The final affordable homes at Golwg Y Bryn – a £16.8 million partnership housing development in Ebbw Vale – have now been handed over to the last tenants, marking the completion of the development.
Golwg Y Bryn – which was built in collaboration with partnerships developer Lovell, registered housing provider Melin Homes, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and the Welsh Government – has seen a total of 100 homes constructed on the former quarry off Waun-Y-Pound Road.
Construction work at Golwg Y Bryn began in July 2019, and with all homes at the site now completed, Lovell has handed over the last of the affordable properties to Melin Homes, following the successful completion of 70 open market properties.
Lovell has handed over a total of 30 affordable homes for local people at the development, delivering beyond the minimum planning specification of 10 per cent affordable properties (10 homes).
Regional managing director at Lovell, James Duffett, said: “We’re thrilled to have handed over the final affordable homes at Golwg Y Bryn to Melin Homes, marking the completion of this popular development.
“We are delighted to have built and regenerated a whole variety of homes that people can proudly call their own, meeting the needs of people living in the area. These homes represent part of our ongoing commitment to invest in local communities and provide much needed homes for social rent and low-cost home ownership.”
Paula Kennedy, Chief Executive of Melin Homes, said: “We are very proud to have worked in partnership with Lovell, Blaenau Gwent Council and Welsh Government to deliver much needed affordable homes to Ebbw Vale.
“The project demonstrates how collaborative working can benefit people and make a positive impact on our communities. I have already met some of our residents who have moved in and seen first-hand the difference this development has made to people’s lives.”
Councillor Dai Davies, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that we have reached the final stage of completion at the Golwg Y Bryn housing development.
“This is an excellent example of how partnership work can deliver much needed high-quality homes for Blaenau Gwent. Through strong collaboration with our key stakeholders Lovell, housing association Melin Homes and Welsh Government we have been able to provide a mixed tenure range of houses.
“Not only will this form another part of our regeneration aspirations for the borough but will also provide a lasting social and economic legacy.”
Lovell is a leading provider of partnership housing and has been building communities for 50 years with unique designs at every development. For more information on the new homes Lovell is building across Wales, visit https://www.lovell.co.uk/.