NPT Homes’ Community Challenge will Revamp Sandfields Methodist Church

Fri 27 May 2016

Sandfields Methodist Church

NPT Homes’ latest Community Challenge will see its staff and contractors working together to breathe new life into Sandfields Methodist Church.


The church, situated on Western Avenue, will have its kitchen refurbished, including the installation of new cupboards, work surfaces, a sink and a cooker. NPT Homes staff will also help with painting, decorating, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work in order to bring the kitchen up to modern standards.


The church regularly welcomes numerous community groups such as toddler groups, drama groups and youth clubs as well as hosting church events throughout the year. All visitors will now benefit from these improved facilities.


Sandfields Methodist Church is one of eight community projects that will be transformed as part of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge.


The programme began in 2012 as a direct result of the community benefits that became part of all contracts drawn up by NPT Homes. As a result, any business that works directly with the social housing provider must give something back to the community.


The partnership programme involves 12 of NPT Homes’ main contractors and suppliers, and will see projects from across the Neath Port Talbot Borough benefit from free building or maintenance work


Speaking ahead of the refurbishment, Peter Davies of Sandfields Methodist Church said:

“We are delighted to be part of NPT’s Community Challenge for 2016. The church hosts a lot of local groups and holds a lot of parties and social occasions. Improved kitchen facilities are vital if we are to continue to serve the Sandfields community in this way.”


NPT Homes contractor, MiSpace is also working on the project. Martin Baker from MiSpace said:

“Having worked with NPT Homes for the past five years and been involved in previous Community Challenges, we were eager to get involved again this year. As a company we are always looking at ways to help the communities in which we work and this project does just that.”


“I know the staff who’ll be working on the refurbishment can’t wait to get started and are eager to see the final result”