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Tender package published for social housing scheme in Newtown

Hughes Architects is pleased to see a tender package launched with Powys County Council for 32 one-bedroom flats in Newtown that have been designed by our architectural team.

The energy-efficient homes will be built on the former Robert Owen House site and will be owned and managed by Powys County Council.

“It’s great to see this important social housing project moving forward in Newtown. Our team worked extensively in designing these homes alongside Powys County Council’s Affordable Housing Team,” said Doug Hughes, Principal Architect and Managing Director of Hughes Architects.

Good quality social housing

“Social and affordable housing is an important part of our community, providing good quality accommodation for those that need it. Our designs have ensured the properties are energy efficient to ensure low costs for the tenants and lower emissions affecting our environment.”

A tender package has been published by the county council for a contractor to build the development.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: "One of the priorities of the Cabinet is to tackle the housing emergency in the county and this can only be achieved by building high quality council housing.

"To achieve this, we have approved an ambitious plan to build more than 310 new council homes as part of an investment package worth almost £79m.

Ambitious housing plans

"Not only is this development in Newtown part of our ambitious housing building plans, but it is also an important project for this council if it is to tackle the housing emergency.

"This is an exciting development that will meet the needs of the local community and the successful contractor will be helping us meet one of our important priorities."