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Affordable homes development in Merthyr Vale reaches completion

The final affordable homes have been handed over to Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association after property developer Lovell successfully completed its Ymyl Yr Afon development in Merthyr Vale. 

The £25 million mixed tenure development - delivered in partnership with Lovell, Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and Hafod - comprises 153 new properties, 110 of which are two-, three- and four-bedroom homes to be sold on the open market, plus 43 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom affordable homes.  

Construction work at Ymyl Yr Afon began in October 2018 as part of a major regeneration scheme, which has transformed the former Merthyr Vale Colliery into a thriving new community.  

The Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council project also includes a new access road, Golwg Yr Afon, and a new primary school named Ynysowen Community Primary School. 

James Duffett, Regional Managing Director at Lovell, said: “We are delighted to have handed over the final affordable homes at Ymyl Yr Afon to Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, and to have celebrated the successful completion of this development. Ymyl Yr Afon is a hugely important regeneration scheme, renovating unused, brownfield land into a place which people can feel proud to call home. These properties represent part of our ongoing commitment to invest in local communities and provide much needed, high-quality homes. We’re thrilled at the outstanding success of this development. All of our open market sale homes have completed ahead of schedule, including the showhomes which sold out within minutes, and we hope that the residents are enjoying their lives amongst this new community. Ymyl Yr Afon is truly a testament of the benefits that partnership working can bring. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and Hafod on this exciting project.” 

In recognition of his outstanding work in helping to deliver the project, Paul Haden, Senior Site Manager at Ymyl Yr Afon was awarded his second consecutive NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award. He is among 450 to win a Quality Award having been selected from a field of more than 10,000 UK site managers. 

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