New homes completed near Swansea city centre
We're pleased to announce the recent completion of 13 new apartments near Swansea city centre.
The £1.5 million development in Waun Wen, is aimed at meeting the high demand for one and two bedroom homes in the area and is located on the site of the former St Mark’s Church on the corner of Lion Street and Park Terrace.
Paying tribute to the previous use of the land, we've incorporated two stained glass windows from the Church into the main entrance of the development, the commemorative Parish Hall stone has been relocated to the communal garden, while natural stone has been re-used on the external façade.
Lyn Williams and his wife, Susan will be moving into a one bedroom apartment at the development: "We need to move for medical reasons, it’ll been a bit of a wrench leaving our current home but the staff at Gwalia have been superb and extremely supportive. This apartment is great for us; it’s low maintenance, it’s near the bus route for my wife to get to work and it’s also nearer my place of work. We love the fact that things from the old church have been used in the development too, it’s a lovely reminder of what was here before."
Richard Davies, our Executive Director of Customer Services said: "We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to reuse some important artefacts from the former church, this philosophy has ensured that the new homes acknowledge the history of the site while also providing continuity within the community.
"Integrating well into the existing community is a key objective for us when we build new homes. During the construction phase we worked with our close neighbours, Waun Wen Primary School, to name the development. We had some great suggestions and decided upon Ty Llew, meaning Lion House in reference to the street name."