Pupils at an Anglesey primary school recently marked the start of works on a £10.4m project, which will see the development of 54 homes in a popular village on Anglesey.
Children from Valley Community School visited the Valley Mill/Mart site in Valley last Friday (27 January), along with local members, Cllrs Ken Taylor and Gwilym O Jones, as well as staff from ClwydAlyn Housing Association and Williams Homes.
Head of Development and Growth at ClwydAlyn, Penelope Storr said:
“It was great to mark the start of works at Valley Mart with pupils from the local primary school.
“Community engagement is a vital part of all our developments, and we were happy to welcome some of Valley’s youngest residents to the site and lead on our ground-breaking ceremony.
“The Valley Mill/Mart Development will address a key need for affordable housing for those that live and work in the area as well as boost the local economy with employment opportunities, offering a lasting legacy for the island.”
Built to high energy efficiency standards, these homes will be built with a timber framed structure and high levels of insulation, providing efficient low carbon homes; ensuring the minimum amount of energy is needed to keep the homes warm, which could reduce energy costs, whilst providing a much greener and cleaner way of living.
Bala based construction firm, Williams Homes, will be delivering the construction work, utilising their extensive expertise in delivering energy efficient and carbon friendly homes using sustainable technologies.
Penny Lofts, Land and Acquisitions Manager at Williams Homes said:
“Williams Homes is happy once again to be working with ClwydAlyn to deliver on this fantastic project, which will offer affordable homes for local residents. We’re also pleased to be working within the community, to be able to offer job security to numerous local trade persons and suppliers.
“Since starting on the development we have built a successful relationship with Valley Community School, visiting year six pupils to discuss future careers within the construction sector as well as arrange fun construction activities.
“By welcoming the pupils to the ground-breaking ceremony, we gave them an insight into the different stages of building a home and made them feel a part of this development. Our next phase with the children will be to work with them and the community council to agree on a name for the site once it’s completed.”
“These are modern energy efficient and carbon friendly properties which should help homeowners during times of high fuel costs.”
“I would like to thank everyone who has worked hard to move this fantastic housing project forward.”
This scheme is part of ClwydAlyn’s development programme to deliver further 1500 new homes in North Wales by 2025 at an investment of £250m bringing the total number of homes in management to over 7,500.