The largest housing association in North Wales, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) recently received high praise at the Welsh Housing Awards in the new development category.
Wenallt Uchaf, a development of 12 houses situated above the town of Dolgellau was highly commended by the judges at the CIH Awards, which saw three developments being shortlisted.
The development which is a mixture of two and three bedroom homes was completed earlier this year and let to local residents on social rent to help meet the demand for affordable homes in the area.
Ian Atkinson, Director of Assets and Infrastructure at CCG said: “I’m so pleased that these fantastic properties have gained recognition as being one of the best new developments in Wales this year. We knew from the outset that these homes were going to be very special. It’s a development that we, the residents, the local community of Dolgellau and all stakeholders involved are extremely proud of.
“In terms of building new homes, it’s very encouraging to gain recognition at this National level. CCG will also be undertaking further exciting developments in north Wales as we aim to build and acquire 300 properties over the next three years.
“I’m very proud of everyone involved in this scheme, from CCG staff to GMC the contractors that worked with us on this development, Cadarn the engineers and Dewis the architects.”
The judges recognised the development for its breath-taking design and location, for the partnership working with Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA) and Gywnedd Council and for the training and employment opportunities and community benefits that were generated from the development. Most of all it was commended for the difference these homes are already making to the lives of the families living there.
The scheme was funded by CCG and the Welsh Government’s Housing development programme.