My Bron Afon

Building homes

There is a housing crisis in Wales and we are proud to be helping the Welsh Government by building 450 affordable new homes over the coming years.

We are always looking for new development and renovation opportunities and have already shown our expertise by working successfully in partnership with developers, land owners and agents to either build or renovate buildings to create homes.

If you think you have a site or building that may be of interest, please contact our development team on newbuildland@bronafon.org.uk.

Keep an eye on this page as we keep use it share news on what is happening on our sites. You can read about some of our recent success stories below.

Our completed projects

Ty Newidiadau

Ty Newidiadau

We have been delighted to work with Engie Construction in the development of 12 innovative, energy efficient new apartments for young people. The apartments, which will support young people who are, or are at risk of homelessness, were developed using Innovation Grant Funding from WG. This has enabled us to build three sets of apartments using different models of modern methods of construction (MMC). Two were built using two difference types of straw bale (Modcell Core and Modcell TAM) and  a third was built using
Structural Insulated Panels.

Oakfield Grange

Working in partnership with Lovell and with Welsh Government providing 58% of the funding, we have been busy building 23 new family homes at the new Oakfield Grange site. So far 8 new properties have been handover over to families from Torfaen.   The original site was formally Oakfield Primary School.

Henry Hughes House

Henry Hughes House

Built in 1923 and named after the owner and publisher of the Pontypool Free Press, Henry Hughes House is the oldest steel frame building in Pontypool. Working in partnership with P&P Building Contractors, and with £559,480 of Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places funding, we were delighted to be able to bring Henry Hughes House back to life, creating 9 contemporary and affordable homes (flats).  Built ‘with the community -for the community’ the Henry Hughes House development also created 6 fixed term, construction related trade apprenticeships , including a 64 week placement for an older upskilling apprentice carpenter, one full time job and an 8 week placement for a school leaver. Key features of this historic building such as the iconic ‘Keep the Free Press’ sign at the rear of the building were carefully preserved in recognition and respect of the historical importance of this beautiful building.

Mount Road

Mound road

Working with Jistcourt South Wales Ltd and with financial support from Welsh Government of a 58% grant, we built one 3 bed and five 2 bed homes for families in Mount Road Trevethin.

Old Market House, Pontypool

Market House Pontypool

We worked with R&M Williams to completely transform Pontypool’s oldest building into six new homes and a commercial space. The Grade II listed building dates back to 1730 and over the years has housed a number of outlets, including a stationers, clothes shop and a second-hand shop. It was officially opened on 14 June by Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration.

Bryn Pabi - Blenheim Road, Cwmbran

Working with Holbrook Construction and with 58% grant fund from Welsh Government we built three 2 bed and one 3 bed homes. We also worked to improve the area by landscaping the land in front of the new homes.

Elmhurst Close, Trevethin

Working with Holbrook Construction and a 58% grant fund from Welsh Government we built 2 houses and 2 flats. These new homes have improved the area, removing a fly tipping hot spot.

Commodore Hotel, Cwmbran

This private, commercial site was developed by Butler Wall Homes. As part of their commitment to deliver affordable homes we bought six properties from them. Four are rented by us as social rents and two as intermediate rents.

37 Clarence Street, Pontypool

In partnership with Torfaen Council and the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places regeneration fund, we converted this building into two one-bedroom flats.

Kennard Court, Blaenavon

We worked in partnership with the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Torfaen Council using a grant from the Welsh Government to build six adapted bungalows for people with additional needs.

The Greyhound, Pontypool

The former Greyhound Pub Pontypool

We worked with R&M Williams to transform this historic former public house in Pontypool into 4 new flats and a commercial unit.