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South Wales new homes and housing regeneration specialist Lovell, working in partnership with United Welsh, is set to deliver a £9.6 million redevelopment scheme for the historic former Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital site. The scheme will create The Beeches Village: 82 new two-, three- and four-bedroom homes at the former hospital site in Caerphilly in addition to new green spaces and public areas. This will include 40 homes offered through a range of rental options; 20 homes will be for low-cost home ownership and 22 properties will be for sale by Lovell on the open market. Importantly, the scheme aims to retain the 88-year-old Beeches main hospital building with a major fundraising campaign under way to turn it into a

community facility managed by the Caerphilly Miners Community Centre. Built in 1924, The Miners’ Hospital was paid for by the miners of the Rhymney Valley after they each put aside 6d out of their weekly wage of 12s 6d to raise the £30,000 needed.

The Miners’ Hospital closed last year with services transferred to the new Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr hospital in Ystrad Mynach. The redevelopment of the site has been shaped in close consultation with the local community. Lovell is currently on site starting demolition work with the construction of the new homes set to begin shortly. The overall scheme is due to be completed in Summer 2014.

Gareth Davies, head of development at United

Welsh, comments: “The need for quality housing in Caerphilly is growing daily. This unique combination tenure of homes will serve the community well. By delivering The Beeches Village, this partnership is actively tackling the need for new homes for all head on.” Lovell regional director Nick Kurobasa says: “This is a site that means an immense amount to the people of the area and we feel privileged to be working with United Welsh and the local community on this next phase in its history. The scheme will help address the need for high- quality new energy-efficient affordable new homes for rent and low-cost ownership as well as homes that will be for sale on the open market.”


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