National Award Finalists
Tredegar Court named as a finalist in Industry Awards
Written by Sam—
20 Sep, 2023
Sheltered housing scheme redevelopment acknowledged
Tredegar Court sheltered scheme has been selected as a finalist in the National Inside Housing Development Awards' Best Supported Housing Category.
The submission highlights how the £7.5m development, built for us by Countryside Partnerships, meets the needs of residents and contributes positively to our residents and the local community
The build involved the demolition of 39 outdated bedsits and flats, replacing them with 41 one-bed and six two-bed flats.
The new development not only brought residents of the scheme together, but also made them a vibrant part of the community. People enjoy their own flats and use the communal lounge for social activities - a recent coronation party was a big hit.
Some of those who moved in had been decanted to other homes while the demolition and rebuild took place and some couldn't wait to move back in.
We feel like part of a community again and the modern design makes the flat feel larger. We can’t fault our new home.
Gwent Police Community Support Officer Caroline Doidge often drops in to join coffee mornings.
Seeing a new building always helps the community. This has been so tastefully designed and decorated, it is clear it is community oriented.
We worked with MK Designs to erect signage compliant with the RNIB standards and with Stanbridge Interiors on a furnishing package that looks great, but is also functional, sturdy, and stable for our residents some of whom have mobility issues. Our residents were consulted throughout and chose the colour scheme, which has contributed to the positive overall impression of the build.
Enhanced signage and different colour schemes on different floors with corresponding artwork, helps wayfinding for people with memory loss and gives people a sense of place all aimed at helping people to live independently for longer.
It is a thermally efficient EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) A rated, timber-framed build, sourced from a local manufacturer and featured an enhanced privately adopted onsite sustainable drainage solution, with Solar PV installed on the main roof.
Honestly, I feel like I am in a hotel. It’s wonderful. I love it, love it, love it!
We will know whether our submission has won by the end of September 2023