NPT Homes Invests Millions of Pounds in Building New Homes

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Computer Generated Image of the new homes in Skewen

NPT Homes has announced two brand new developments aimed at increasing the social housing stock in the Neath area.

The social housing provider, working in partnership with Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, will invest a total of £2.15 million in building a range of properties in the Skewen and Melyn areas. The projects, which have both received Social Housing Grants from Welsh Government, will see a total of 21 new homes being built across the two sites. 

The biggest development will take place on the site of the old Cartref flats in Burrows Road in Skewen.  The existing building will be demolished and will be replaced by 12 flats, four houses and a bungalow.  The project will be carried out by Neath-based contractors, Hale Construction who will begin the project in April 2017 with the work expected to be completed by next spring.

At Wembley in Melyn, a total of four, one bedroom flats will be built by local firm Jistcourt.  Work is due to begin in April 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by the autumn.

Speaking about the developments, NPT Homes Director of Assets, Steve Tucker said:
“We are thrilled to be able to announce these new developments.  They represent a significant investment on our part and will help to alleviate some of the pressure that there currently is on the local housing stock, especially in high demand areas such as Skewen and Melyn. 

It’s also a huge positive for us to appoint locally based contractors to work on these projects as this helps ensure that the benefits of this investment is felt by the wider community.”

Speaking on behalf of Hale Construction, Martin Pollett said:
“We are delighted to have been appointed as the contractor for the re-development of the Cartref site.  We share NPT Homes’ commitment to provide high quality houses and are looking forward to working with them on this exciting development.”

Jon Mogford, Jistcourt’s Comercial Director said: “As a company, we take pride in being at the forefront of construction excellence.  We have worked closely with NPT Homes for a number of years and are excited to be working with them again on this development.” 

Angela Thomas, Head of Commissioning and Support Services at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council said:
“The delivery of affordable housing is a key priority for the Council and I am delighted that our partnership with NPT Homes will see the delivery of much needed high quality, affordable homes in these high demand areas”