Local Residents Enjoy A Preview Of New Homes In Newtown

Local residents and invited guests were given an opportunity to look around the new houses developed by Mid-Wales Housing Association at the Canal Road site in Newtown on Wednesday, 11th July, 2018.

The event was a great success with attendance from many local residents including those who will be moving into the new homes, neighbouring residents, Mid-Wales Housing Association Board Members and staff, as well as other invited guests. The Association was pleased to receive positive feedback from those who attended regarding the layout, space and design of the new homes. One of the tenants who has recently moved in said:

"It is a pleasure to live here, it is so bright and airy, everything we need has been included within the design. We love it".

The development includes 30 new affordable homes with a mix of property types ranging from one- and two-bedroom apartments and two- and three-bedroom houses.

The main contractor for this scheme is Pickstock Partnership of Oswestry, with the construction contract being managed by Mid-Wales Housing Association's project manager, Rigby Thorpe of Newtown.

The development cost in the region of £3.2 milion and is part-funded by £2 million of Welsh Government Social Housing Grant with the remainder funded by Mid-Wales Housing.

Mrs Sian Howells, Director of New Business of Mid-Wales Housing, said: "The scheme is an excellent example of what can be achieved by everybody working together. Welsh Government, together with the support of Powys County Council, have made the funding arrangements very straightforward and Pickstock Partnership has constructed these homes most efficiently. We are very pleased with these new homes and the redevelopment of what was a disused area of land in Newtown and are confident that the residents will enjoy living in their new homes".

Main Photograph - Pictured from left, Terry Flynn (Powys County Council) Alex Dawson (Mid-Wales Housing) Sian Howells (Mid-Wales Housing) Nick Scott (Pickstocks Partnership) Kevin Trow (Pickstocks Partnership) Alex Green (Pickstocks Partnership) and Mark Davies (Powys County Council)

Pictured from left, Nathan Pritchard, John Bowen, Dylan Pritchard, Lisa Davies, Madison Pritchard and Keira Davies.
Pictured from left, Ffion Jones, Trystan Jones and Summer Jones.