Together with local community housing provider, Valleys to Coast, a new housing project in the centre of Porthcawl has entered an exciting new phase.

The development, which is intended to serve the over-50s in the Bridgend region, kicked off works in February 2023. The new 20-property development on the site of a former garage and bus depot on Old Station Road will consist of 17 one-bedroom and three two-bedroom accommodation.

Recent weeks has seen a new crane erected on the site, and construction reaching a significant milestone with the installation of the new Metsec frame system at the development.

The 20 EPC ‘A’ flats, which will be built using a panelised Metsec construction method, and incredibly energy efficient. Homes will incorporate the use of solar PV, and EV charging points, and will not contain gas, helping Valley to Coast work towards their commitment to build homes that are fit for the future.

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Rob Green, Head of Development & Regeneration at Valleys to Coast, said; “It’s fantastic to see the new properties here at Old Station Road gathering momentum towards completion.

“We have been working very closely with Paramount over the past 24 months to get this development off the ground and we are thrilled to see the progress to date.

“The development will provide 20 new homes in the Porthcawl area and having seen the progress to date, we’re confident that these homes will be complete by April 2024.”

Working closely with architects, Spring Design, the team will deliver homes of an exceptional standard.

Valleys to Coast secured £2.8M in funding from the Welsh Government Social Housing Grant supported by Bridgend County Borough Council.

Paul Thomas, Construction Director at Paramount, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Valleys to Coast and to see these homes take shape. This project will help bring 20 energy-efficient and hi-spec properties to an in-demand area.

“The development has hit several key milestones in the last few weeks and is now entering an exciting new phase. We are looking forward to completing this project alongside Valleys to Coast and to deliver these brilliant new homes to the region.”

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Since expanding into construction, Paramount has won several large-scale schemes across the UK, including an £18-million construction development on behalf of Tene Living in Salford, Greater Manchester, converting former offices into 151 high-end luxury apartments, complete with communal roof terrace, BBQ area and plans for an outdoor cinema.