The aim of this housing led urban regeneration project, delivered in partnership with the private sector, is to integrate a flexible ‘live work’ model, moving away from traditional zoned projects that separate different uses and lose the benefits of co-location.
Planning permission for the development on Hood Road in Barry, also know as the Goodsheds, was received in February 2019 to include the refurbishment of historically significant buildings, delivery of new build homes and innovative construction. The mixed-use scheme has been delivered in partnership with DS Properties (Goodsheds) Ltd and the Vale of Glamorgan Council with Newydd delivering the social and market rented home development as part of this wider scheme.
The site is now completed, delivering the 24 social rented and 18 market rented one and two bedroom apartments to tenants. It offers a perfect place for residents to live and work or try a new venture.
During the construction process community engagement events were carried out on-site, including informing the local community and encouraging interest in working within the construction sector. Innovative construction methods were also utilised by the design team using a low carbon strategy throughout.
Newydd’s developer partner provided the commercial elements of the scheme which includes a shipping container village offering new start-ups a chance to start their business within a community where people can socialise, work and live. The aim is to pioneer a philosophy that will pave the way for future developments to facilitate flexible and modern working practices alongside housing, following the principles of live, work and play.
The development is one of three Newydd schemes that has received Welsh Government Innovative Housing Programme funding due to the creative way the housing association has approached the use of these residential developments. The other schemes, also in the Vale of Glamorgan, include an energy positive adapted bungalow in Dyffryn with low carbon design and renewable energy technology, and the other in Llangan, offers a rural business hub and residential units using the Beattie Passive method.
Newydd Housing Association (1974) Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014