Tai Tarian brings new homes to Neath

Fri 30 Apr 2021

Llys Wern development

Tai Tarian’s ambition to create more sustainable homes has taken another big step forward, with work getting underway at Skewen, Neath town centre and Caewern.

The Big Cam, a well-known pub on the corner of Windsor Road and Alfred Street in Neath will be transformed into 10 modern, energy efficient apartments. The development will consist of seven one-bedroom flats and three two-bedroom flats.  They will be spread over the building’s three floors with the development also including a commercial space on the ground floor.

In Skewen, work to build 10 new flats is also getting underway. The development on the site of the Star Snooker Club at Cae Nant Terrace will be made up of six one-bedroom flats and four two-bedroom flats.  This will be Tai Tarian’s second major development in Skewen in recent years, following-on from the construction of 17 new homes at nearby Cwrt Cartref.

Five new bungalows are also being built at Llys Wern in Caewern, to add to the 13 properties built nearby in recent years.

These new developments are in addition to another 51 new homes currently being built elsewhere in the Neath area.

The biggest single development is in Briton Ferry, where the Parc Newydd project is nearing completion.  The 31 new homes comprise a mix of one and two bedroom flats and two, three and four bedroom houses.

In the Melin, 20 new apartments are being built on the site of the old Melin Close flats. The plans also include the provision of car parking and cycle storage with the surrounding area also being landscaped.

As well as the developments in Neath, work will begin soon on an innovative regeneration scheme in Port Talbot to extensively refurbish 72 flats and build 55 new ones at a prime location close to Aberavon seafront.

In keeping with Tai Tarian’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030, the new homes will be environmentally friendly properties, with high levels of insulation, a highly efficient heating system and integrated solar panels. They will also feature extra ventilation and LED lighting.

The homes will be built by several local companies including KWIC, Hale Construction and CJ Construction.

Speaking about the projects Tai Tarian’s Development Manager, Andrew Hall said:
“As an organisation, building sustainable homes in sustainable communities is at the heart of everything we do.

“We know there is a call for, affordable, energy efficient homes locally, and these developments will go some way to meeting this demand.

“We are thrilled that local construction companies are undertaking these projects, ensuring as much of our investment as possible remains in the local economy and benefits our communities.  Having worked with many of these companies in the past, we know the homes will be of the highest quality.”