Work is soon to begin at the former Glan-yr-afon Court. The site will feature affordable rented homes and we are excited to bring these much needed homes to Blaenau Gwent.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why has Glan-yr-afon been chosen for demolition?
The building required a lot of money to bring up to modern standards. This included heating and hot water,
electrics and fire safety. Financially it made more sense to close the building and replace it with modern housing that meets the current and future needs of the local community.
Who will be carrying out the work?
We have appointed Hughes & Salvidge to take down the building.
When is the demolition work due to start?
Work is due to start within the next 4 – 6 weeks.
How long will the demolition work take?
The preparation, demolition and clearance should take about 12 wks. Working Hours Hughes & Salvidge will only work Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm (if required).
What will the site be used for after demolition?
As part of our vision to provide “Homes and thriving neighbourhoods where people are proud to live”, we intend to build new homes on the site. We hope to start building early next year and will be working with architects, the local community and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to develop designs.
No decision has been made about the type and position of the new homes; all options are still on the table for discussion.
Will extra vehicles be parked in my street during the works?
All contractor vehicles will be parked within the site compound during the works. No contractor vehicles will be parked on adjacent streets.
How can I get updates about the works?
Regular updates will be given on social media, our website, newsletter and our Better Together networks. You can also phone us on 0300 303 1717 or speak to your Community Housing Officer.
Will the demolition cause a lot of dust?
Hughes & Salvidge are experienced contractors and they will do everything they can to keep dust levels to a minimum during the works.
Hughes & Salvidge will use water to ‘dampen down’ and control dust levels if excessive levels of dust are produced during the demolition.
Roads used to remove debris from the site will be washed down with water to reduce dust levels.
Wheel washing facilities will be used on site to prevent the spread of mud and debris onto adjacent roads
Will it be noisy?
All necessary steps will be taken to keep noise levels to a minimum during the works. The noise level will constantly be monitored by Hughes & Salvidge and if the noise levels exceed the legal requirement, work will be stopped immediately.
What will happen to the site after demolition?
The site will be cleared of any debris and will be made ready for development. The security measures will stay in place to protect the site.
Will the demolition affect local wildlife?
An ecologist has been appointed to monitor the demolition works. If any protected species are identified during the demolition, work will be stopped until the ecologist requirements have been met.
How do I get one of the new houses?
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is in charge of the waiting list for all Tai Calon homes. Please contact the Housing Options team who will review your housing need and place you on the waiting list if appropriate.
Where can I find more information?