Cei’r Dwyrain is a new development of two and three-bedroom apartments for affordable rent at Barry Waterfront in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Located off Cory Way near Ffordd Y Mileniwm, the apartments have been built to the highest energy efficiency rating of EPC-A, meaning they will have minimal environmental impact and energy bills will be more affordable for residents long-term.
On moving in day, new resident Shaun said: “I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve such a nice place. If I were to sum it up, it’s liberating, exciting and overwhelming.”
As part of the contract of work with Barratt Homes, a percentage of the development cost was donated for community benefit for reinvestment back into Barry.
Thanks to the funding, our Customer Involvement team secured employment for people at the site, and worked with residents at nearby Treharne Road to revamp their communal garden space. A new side gate, pergola roof with guttering, rotary washing lines and a water butt were supplied and fitted by Barratt Homes to breathe a new lease of life into the outdoor area.
Victoria Bolton, Director of Development and Regeneration at United Welsh said:
“It is important to us that local people benefit from our development and regeneration work with partners, be that through designated employment opportunities or funding for community projects. We are pleased that this contract has supported people into work, and the communal gardens at Treharne Road have been given a new lease of life.
“The 36 apartments off Cory Way are much-needed new affordable homes within the Barry Docks regeneration area.”