Posted 18.09.2020

Newydd housing development supports refurbishment of school barn in Barry

Romilly Primary School barn gets a revamp thanks to a local housing development at Porthkerry Road.

Newydd Housing Association, alongside Sterling UK Construction Ltd, are supporting the Parent-Teacher Association at Romilly Primary School in Barry by donating to their fundraising campaign for new flooring. 

The Dutch barn is currently in a bad state of repair from years of poor maintenance and little refurbishment.

It is largely used as a facility for physical education and can also be hired in the evenings and weekends to local sports clubs needing an indoor training area.

Brian Williams, Site Manager from Sterling Construction said: “Sterling Construction is delighted to help Romilly Primary School with the funding of new flooring for their barn as it is an important space for the community.”

Shannon Maidment, team Coordinator for Newydd Community Regeneration Team said, “We’re pleased to be able to support this project that contributes to the wellbeing goals set out in the Future Generations Act. This Act aims for a healthier Wales, a more equal Wales, and a Wales of cohesive communities. Furthermore, there are several benefits in promoting physical activity in children, and the regeneration of this barn maximises the opportunity to do so specifically in winter months when outdoor activity cannot be utilised.”

Sterling Construction are currently developing a scheme at Porthkerry Road on behalf of  Newydd. The development, in partnership with the Welsh Government and Vale of Glamorgan Council, will provide 8 one and two bedroom flats for affordable rent in Barry. Work on the site includes internal conversion to flats and extensive external works to the rear of the property.

Picture: From left to right, Shannon Maidment from Newydd, Brian Williams from Sterling, Harriet Valentino, Claire Jones and Sandra Hale from Romilly Primary PTA outside the school.

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