Previously a hotel and pub, the Ty Yn Y Pwll was known locally as the ‘Pyke’ and used to be the toll house on the road between Newport and Caerphilly.
Sadly, after the pub closed, the building had been vacant for several years, becoming an eyesore in Trethomas town centre and a hub for anti-social behaviour.
The new development at the site of the former pub has brought 25 new one and two-bedroom apartments to the area, with a small community hub on the ground floor and car parking for residents.
The new apartments have all achieved an energy efficiency rating of EPC A, meaning they are insulated to the highest standard and will cost less for residents to heat.
Richard Mann, Group Chief Executive of United Welsh said:
“It is really positive to see the site of the old derelict pub building transformed into much-needed new homes for older people, as well as communal spaces for community partnerships to flourish.”
The new residents at Ty Yn Y Pwll are supported by United Welsh’s Living Well team, who manage specialist homes and services for older people.
Cllr Shayne Cook, Caerphilly Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, added:
“Working with our partners, like United Welsh, to deliver high quality affordable housing is a key commitment for the Council. Transforming empty buildings and bringing them back into beneficial use is another key aim for us and this development is a perfect example of this being put into practice.”