Regeneration in the heart of Treherbert

Abertonllwyd House is a prominent building located in the heart of Treherbert which was built in the 1920’s. We have owned the building since the mid-1980’s and it was previously a mix of bedsits and flats which became less in demand over time, with high void rates, meaning that the building had been empty for several years. Empty properties are a wasted resource and so we began to explore opportunities to bring this building back into use. Due to our close partnership working with RCT Council, we were able to identify an opportunity to re-purpose this building to assist the Council to meet a local housing need.

Work on this project started in October 2021 with P&P Builders with a total cost of £980,000, with the Welsh Government providing £630,000 in Social Housing Grant funding. Additional funding was secured through the Welsh Government in April 2022, which allowed the Council and RHA to redesign and redevelop the building as housing for people who have experienced homelessness in order to provide high quality accommodation that would provide an alternative to the use of temporary accommodation.

The redevelopment is now completed successfully and refurbished to a very high standard. The ground floor and first floor of the building and comprises of 8 x 1-bed 2-person apartments, staff accommodation, laundry area, training rooms and a communal space. The 2 ground floor flats have been adapted to accommodate residents with disabilities and specialist adaptations.
Pobl are providing the day-to-day management and support for the scheme and staff are on site 24/7 in order to support and provide the residents with the life skills required to move into permanent housing. Other on-site support includes financial support through budgeting/organising finance, mock interviews with literary support to help with job seeking, and both physical and mental health support. The connections with local support groups and links with local services will enable access to additional courses, including courses provided by Communities for Work, Health and other local community organisations, to be accessible to service users.

Jen Ellis: Head of Homes & Communities said:

We are very proud of this scheme and the contribution it will make to providing high quality housing and support for people most in housing need in our borough. This is a great example of what can be achieved by working together and we are pleased that with the support of our partners we have been able to bring back into use so successfully this beautiful and prominent building in the heart of Treherbert
We would like to thank, RCTCBC, Pobl and the Welsh Government for working in partnership with us to provide essential supported accommodation and securing a sustainable future for the building”

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