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Redevelopment on land of former Cwmbran pub progresses

Written by on 11th January 2021

Building work on the land of a former pub in Thornhill, Cwmbran progresses.

Construction is progressing on a £3.3 million development at the former Kingfisher pub in Thornhill, Cwmbran. Bron Afon Community Housing is working in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, the Gwent Regional Partnership Board’s Integrated Care Fund project management office and Torfaen Council’s Social Care and Housing Team.

P&P Builders, a contractor from Blaenavon, is building 13 short-stay and six long-stay homes. The short-stay units will be available to adults of all ages to develop their skills and strengths so that they can return to their homes to live the life they choose.

The long-stay units will be offered to people who have care requirements but will enable them to live independently.  Care and support will be on site 24-hours a day. There will also be opportunities for the local community to access day activities and surgeries.

Swipe left to right below to see the former Kingfisher pub and the building work currently taking place.

Building work on the site of the former Kingfisher pub in Cwmbran

The Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James said:

These homes will provide a major boost to community care and the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities, to help them continue to live independently. This innovative project is a fantastic example of collaborative working to support people’s health and care requirements in the community and close to home. I look forward to the completion of the scheme.

Alan Brunt, chief executive of Bron Afon, said:

This new accommodation is going to make a huge difference to the lives of so many adults. It’s an innovative project that we are proud to be working on with our partners.

Cllr David Daniels, Executive Member for Adult Services & Housing, said:

We are pleased, once again, to be working with Bron Afon, on this innovative scheme, which will provide much needed care and support for adults to transition towards independent living.

This is one of the first schemes across Wales to be developed with a mixture of short and long stay accommodation with onsite care and support.

The development has been supported with a mixture of funding, with contributions from the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant and Integrated Care Fund and Bron Afon.

The homes are due to be finished by August 2021 and will be known as Ty Glas y Dorlan, the Welsh translation for Kingfisher House.