Affordable new homes for the older people of Pill
We met with Vistry Partnerships and Newport City Council at our £7.5 million regeneration project in Pill last week to see how work on the development of 47 new apartments was progressing. The build has entered its final phase. The roof has been put on the timber framed building and internal work is underway.
Written by Fiona—
28 Oct, 2021
The development is due for completion next spring, and will offer affordable sheltered housing to people aged 55 and over, with 41 one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom flats. The site will also include a staff room, communal lounge, and dementia-friendly communal gardens.
Existing flats also at Tredegar Court remain and will share a communal courtyard once building is complete.
Our Chief Executive Paula Kennedy said: "This is a very important scheme for us as it is our biggest development yet and it represents a significant investment in the city. I would like to commend our residents who have remained living at Tredegar Court while construction is ongoing, thank you for your patience, it is appreciated.
"Building has progressed well despite the pandemic and challenges with supply chains, and thanks to our close working relationship with Vistry Partnerships and Newport City Council we are another step closer to providing these much-needed affordable homes.
"We will continue to work with our residents and partners at the Council to create an inclusive community with a support network for older people which will help to combat isolation and loneliness."
Marc Thompson, Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships said: “We are delighted to be working with Melin Homes on this important site within Newport. Providing high quality new homes for everyone is a key part of what Vistry Partnerships is about and we are delighted to have reached this important milestone on our first project with Melin. We look forward to successfully completing the development and the new residents moving in next year.”
Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, visited the site and added: “I was pleased to be able to visit the site today to see the progress being made by our partners.
“The provision of good quality, accessible and affordable housing is one of our key goals towards developing sustainable communities, and to that end I’m pleased that we were able to provide support for the scheme through our social housing grant fund.
“We are very supportive of the plans to make the scheme more inclusive for residents, and I can’t wait to return next year to see the site again once it’s complete.”