New homes on the way in Cwmavon

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Computer generated images of what the new homes will look like

A housing development is underway in Cwmavon, Port Talbot, as social housing provider Tai Tarian rebuilds homes to address local demands.

Fresh off the heels of their successful completion of their Pant Celydd development in Margam, local construction firm CJ Construction will head up the development.

The project will see the demolition of 30, post-war, prefabricated bungalows, which have surpassed their intended lifespan, to make way for 43 energy efficient homes. Like Tai Tarian’s flagship County Flats development in Sandfields, the project sees some of their existing land being maximised to make way for an additional 13 homes.

The development will be made up of a mix of one and two bedroom bungalows and one bedroom apartments, incorporating solar panels and battery storage with air source heat pumps for both heating and hot water needs. This eco-conscious approach is aligned with Welsh Government requirements and Tai Tarian’s ambitions to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The project has been made possible thanks to with the help of the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant (SHG) and Land and Buildings Development Fund (LBDF) and continued support from Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Completion is expected towards the end of 2027.

Elsewhere in Neath Port Talbot, Tai Tarian are developing more new homes for social rent.

In Port Talbot town centre, on the site of the former Eagle House building, 18 apartments are expected to be ready for let during spring/summer 2025.

The second phase of the County Flats project in Sandfields, sees 24 homes being redeveloped and the construction of an additional 15 new properties.

At Eaglesbush, Neath the building of 52 new homes, comprised of apartments, bungalows and family homes is ongoing.

All the projects are part of Tai Tarian’s commitment to delivering housing solutions that meet the highest standards of safety, comfort and sustainability.

Head of Development Andrew Hall said:
“It became increasingly clear that our homes at Heol Crwys were no longer fit for purpose, which provided the opportunity to invest and utilise the existing area to provide our tenants with energy efficient, modern homes that better meet their needs and that they can be proud of.

"By using our land effectively, we are able to create an additional 13 homes which will contribute to addressing the housing shortage in Neath Port Talbot.

"Using local contractors on developments like this is important to us, so we are thrilled to be working with CJ Construction once again, who have successfully delivered several schemes with us in recent years. We know they will deliver homes of the highest quality.”