Ffordd Yr Eglwys | North Cornelly, Bridgend A small development with a BIG impact

Ffordd yr Eglwys represented a first for social housing in Wales. Delivered by Valleys to Coast in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council and Welsh Government, it was innovative not only in its planning, but in its design and its construction too.

Ffordd yr Eglwys, a development of four one-bedroom homes located in the North Connelly area of Bridgend, was designed and delivered between 2020 and 2021 using an existing site of homes in poor condition.It brought together the needs of the local community with the ambitions and commitment of a small local housing association, and created something special.

The homes are extremely energy efficient obtaining an EPC A rating, with pre-insulated structural panels and solar panels ensuring they are warm and affordable to run - important not just from an efficiency perspective, but with the needs of future tenants in mind.

The homes were funded through the Welsh Government’s homelessness grant and allocated in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council through the Rapid Rehousing Protocol to provide warm, comfortable, affordable and attractive homes for people moving on from temporary accommodation in the Bridgend area.

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