Tai Tarian’s biggest housing development gets underway

Thu 16 Jan 2020

Jonathon Davies, Ian Morgan and Linda Whittaker get work underway

Tai Tarian’s latest development has got underway with a special ground cutting ceremony.

The social housing provider, together with contractor Morganstone, got work started at its Parc Newydd site in Briton Ferry, where 31 new homes will be built over the next year.

The development, which is on the site of the old Saltings estate represents Tai Tarian’s biggest single development to date. It will comprise 12 one-bedroom apartments, 6 two-bedroom apartments, 10 two-bedroom houses, 2 three-bedroom houses and a four-bedroom home.

In keeping with Tai Tarian’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030, the new homes will be highly energy efficient with integrated solar panels, more efficient combi-boilers, and extra insulation. They will also feature extra ventilation and LED lighting.

For Morganstone, this is the second time they’ve been involved in a major Tai Tarian construction project, having been responsible for building the organisation’s first new homes at Furnace Place, Melin in 2015.

Tai Tarian Chief Executive Linda Whittaker said: “Demand for high quality, affordable homes to rent in Neath Port Talbot is high. Building these new properties will not only help alleviate some of these pressures but also give people homes they can be proud of. 

"Using local contractors on developments like this is important to us, so we are thrilled to be working with Morganstone once again. We know they will deliver homes of the highest quality.”

Morganstone’s Managing Director, Ian Morgan said: “We are delighted to be working with client Tai Tarian again on the delivery of another exciting new development, and also assist Neath Port Talbot Council to provide the target of affordable housing provision, set out by the Welsh Government.”

The project has been made possible thanks to the help of a social housing grant from Welsh Government and support from Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. 

Local councillor Hugh James said:
"I’m delighted to see the start of work at Parc Newydd and the re-development of the old Saltings estate.

“With Tai Tarian completing work on the adjacent Llansawel Crescent flats last year, this area of Briton Ferry is undergoing a major transformation and I’m looking forward to seeing this new development being built and a new community emerging.”

The development is due to be completed in early 2021.

To find out more and to express an interest in renting one of these new homes, please visit www.taitarian.co.uk/parcnewydd