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Residents move into our regeneration project in Newport

Our major regeneration project in Pill, Newport has reached completion. The development offers affordable sheltered housing to people aged 55 and over, with 41 one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom flats.

Written by Fiona

05 Oct, 2022

Lluniau o Gwrt Tredegar

The site includes a staff room, communal lounge, and dementia-friendly communal gardens. Existing flats at Tredegar Court share a communal courtyard and lounge.

Regeneration project at Tredegar Court, Newport

This is a very important scheme for us, representing a significant investment in the city. I would like to commend existing residents who have remained at Tredegar Court while construction was underway for their patience, it is much appreciated.

Chief Executive Paula Kennedy — Melin Homes
You can even see the Newport Transporter Bridge in the distance
You can even see the Newport Transporter Bridge in the distance

Paula Kennedy continued with:

“We have and will continue to work with Newport City Council to develop a wellbeing survey to track residents’ well-being and understand what a difference living at the scheme makes to them.

“I would like to thank Welsh Government, Vistry Partnerships and Newport City Council for their support during the build of the project. By working together, we have demonstrated that great things can be achieved. We have collectively helped to create an inclusive community with a support network for older people to help combat isolation and loneliness, something that is needed now more than ever.”

An official celebration to mark the major regeneration work will be organised in the coming months, where, Welsh Government, Newport City Council, Vistry Partnerships, along with Melin Homes staff will get to meet all the residents of Tredegar Court to find out first-hand the difference the scheme has made.

Marc Thompson, Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships said:

“Vistry Partnerships are delighted to have worked with Melin Homes and Newport City Council to complete this high quality and modern scheme. I’m proud of the team’s work with bringing this project together and together we hope that the future residents will be really happy living here.”

Councillor James Clarke, Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Regulation and Housing, said:

“This is an exemplar scheme that provides high-quality accommodation, an enhanced environment and a support network for residents. It makes a valuable contribution to the council’s commitment to regeneration in Pillgwenlly.

“I am pleased that we are continuing to work with Melin Homes on a wellbeing survey of residents as that will provide very valuable information. I would like to congratulate all those involved and wish those who live in Tredegar Court all the best for the future.”

Everybody should have access to a good quality, affordable and settled home – so I’m delighted we’ve been able to support this scheme at Tredegar Court with £3.86million of Welsh Government funding.

Those aged 55 and over should feel safe, comfortable and connected to their local community. I am sure these larger one- and two-bedroom units will not only meet the needs and demands of residents, but also make a real difference to their quality of life.

Minister for Climate Change, Julie James — Welsh Government

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