Former Welsh School in Llantrisant has been transformed into brand new homes
Written by Gavin on 10th March 2023
The development of the derelict Welsh Primary School has been completed, creating 18 new, affordable homes in Old Llantrisant.
RCT based housing association Trivallis, has partnered with LCB Construction to deliver 18 new homes at the former school in Llantrisant, which has been vacant since it closed in 2005. The scheme was delivered using the Social Housing Grant in partnership with RCTCBC and Welsh Government.
The work to transform the school began in November 2021, retaining and refurbishing the school building turning it into flats. Along with developing an adapted bungalow and 3 houses, alongside the school.
Sarah Davies, Development Manager at Trivallis has been managing the redevelopment of the school, she said:
“The redevelopment of the former Welsh school has enabled us to deliver much needed affordable housing in an area of such high demand, in the centre of Old Llantrisant. We are proud to be delivering these homes for local residents who may have not previously been able to live in the area.
“We would like to thank our contractor partner LCB Construction for their hard work in helping us deliver this scheme. We wish the new residents all the best in their new homes.”
In total, the development of the school has created 8×1 bed flats, 6×2 bed flats, 1×2 bed adapted bungalow and 2×3 bed houses.
Neil Phillips, Construction Manager at Trivallis said:
“This is an amazing scheme, providing opportunity for both LCB Construction and Trivallis to regenerate this prominent building in the community, retaining its character and appearance as a ‘Structure of Merit’ for generations to come.”
Simon Baldwin, Operations Manager at LCB Construction said:
“LCB Construction are proud to have been the principal contractor in the re-development of the former Welsh Primary School in partnership with Trivallis. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Trivallis team throughout this very challenging scheme, and we look forward to working together on future developments in the near future.
“The scheme will make a huge difference to the local area turning a derelict building into modern apartments along with new build houses in the grounds, providing much needed social housing in Llantrisant.”
Cllr Mark Norris, Cabinet Member for Development & Prosperity said:
“I’m pleased to see that Trivallis’ re-development of the old Welsh School in Llantrisant has been completed. The Council supported Trivallis with the scheme by providing funding through the Social Housing Grant.
“The development has allowed the derelict site to be transformed into modern housing and will provide needed affordable accommodation for the residents of RCT, which is a key priority of the Council.”
Tenants will be receiving their keys in the next few days and will be moving into their new homes at Llys y Tri Sant.
To get in contact with Trivallis’ development team, contact them at DART@trivallis.co.uk. To get in touch with LCB Construction contact Simon.Baldwin@lcb-group.co.uk and reach out to RCT Council by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.