We’ve got big ambitions at Newport City Homes – our plans involve various developments around the city, where we have purchased new land and will build new homes; and our regeneration schemes – improving our existing portfolio to make sure we’re fit for the future.
Some of our ambitions have already become a reality. Our first new-build homes were unveiled in 2018, providing safe, warm and welcoming spaces for Newport families.
Our finance arrangements have changed too, to make the most of our assets; people, homes and relationships — supporting us to build more homes and deliver our strategic objectives outlined in our NCH strategy 2025. With 2795 new and affordable homes needed in Newport within the next 5 years, there are two things firmly on the NCH agenda: challenge and change.
The £7.5 million development and regeneration of Ringland is our flagship regeneration scheme. Working with Powell Dobson Architects, the plan involves several phases, including the building of 170 new homes within the area and the relocation of Ringland Shopping Centre.
The overall masterplan is expected to take approximately five years to complete, starting in January 2019, with several phases in place throughout. Our current activity revolves around Cot Farm and Mountbatten Close.
In Pillgwenlly, and have worked closely with residents and retailers who have helped us in developing our plans.
We have demolished garages in Knight Close, Coulson Close, Francis Street and Alma Street, building nine flats and two three-bedroom houses.
We're pleased to support the local community in Pill through various ways, including a new local community hub underneath our apartments and support of anti-social behaviour initiatives within the area.