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Castleland Renewal Area

Seven Years of Achievement: The Castleland Renewal Area closed on the 31st March 2017.

 

The following outcomes were achieved over the lifetime of the project:

 

Residential Street

Residential Facelift Programme 

Refurbishment of  front, and where relevant gable elevations aimed at restoring and enhancing the street scene.

 

  • Total number of properties in the area: 1181

  • Total number of properties that took part: 1162% Take up = 98%

 

INVESTMENT: £4,000,866

 

Upper Holton Road

Upper Holton Road Residential Facelift Programme – Phases 1, 2 + 3

Refurbishment of front elevation of both domestic two storey housing and flats above shops, aimed at restoring and enhancing the street scene.

 

  • Total number of properties in phases = 62

  • Total number that took part = 54% Take up = 87%

 

INVESTMENT: £483,601

 

Holton Road

Upper Holton Road Residential Facelift Programme - Phase 4

  • Total number of properties in phase = 9

  • Total number of properties that took part = 9

This phase comprised the Facelift of Nos. 238-254 Holton Road and included the stabilisation of the external walls to prevent ongoing delamination. The corner of No. 238 was rebuilt as well as part of the gable end of No. 254.  In addition 5 No, shop fronts were renewed and the ground floor of Nos. 244 and 246 were converted from commercial to residential.

  • Overall cost = £511,750

  • Contributions from owners =£34,197   

 

INVESTMENT: £477,553


New walls

Upper Holton Road Boundary Wall improvements   

Comprised the demolition and reconstruction of the boundary walls to Nos. 207-215 and 225-233 Holton Road. Walls rebuilt in facing brickwith hoop top railings and matching gates.                                                                                             
INVESTMENT: £28,898

 

Shop fronts

Upper Holton Road Commercial Facelift Programme - Phase 1 (201-269) 

 

  • Total number of commercial properties on this side of the road = 17

  • Total number of new shop fronts installed = 12

  • Total number converted from commercial to residential = 2 

  • Total number of non-agency grants (new shop front) = 1

  • Total number not taking part = 2

  • Overall cost = £240,350

  • Contributions from owners =£17,984

 

INVESTMENT: £222,366


New shop fronts

Upper Holton Road Commercial Facelift Programme - Phase 2 (200-300)

Total number of commercial properties on this side of the road = 29

 

Total number of new shop fronts installed = 15

 

Total number wanting conversion = 2

 

Total number not taking part = 12

 

Overall cost = £380,650

 

Contributions from owners = £21,976 

 

INVESTMENT: £358,674 


Holton Road School

Holton Road Primary School Facelift    

Refurbishment of the elevations facing Court Road, Holton Road & Pyke Street.  Included the cleaning of the bathstone features, redecoration of timber bargeboards and cast iron downpipes as well as the removal of vegetation growing out of the walls. 

 

The cleaning of the pillar caps and copings to the boundary wall was also undertaken as well as the redecoration of the railings and gates. New signage fitted and bird control measures.

 

INVESTMENT:  £88,794

 

Resurfaced roads

Upper Holton Road Urban Realm Improvements   

Pavements resurfaced, kerbs re-laid with build outs at junctions to provide safer crossing points with improved visibility, disabled access, parking etc. 

 

Signage clutter removed and rationalised where possible. Road resurfaced with new markings. New street furniture installed including the provision of litter bins to cater for the many “take-away” outlets in the area.


INVESTMENT:  £385,000

 

Back of house

Energy Efficiency Improvements – arbed 2 ERDF initiative  

The project invested over £2.5 million in the area installing energy efficiency measures in 487 homes. Typical improvements included solid wall insulation, central heating system upgrades or replacement, solar thermal hot water systems, voltage optimisers.

 

INVESTMENT: £2,500,000


Solar panels on house

“Warm Wales” home energy survey

Energy audit of the domestic housing stock within the area resulting in 319 homes receiving free Energy Performance Certificates. In addition over £310,000 spent on energy improvement measures to 32 homes that were identified through a means test as being eligible for improvement measures.

 

INVESTMENT: £310,000

 

New allotments fence

Hill Street allotments improvements

Removal of existing perimeter fence line which was replaced with steel, palisade fencing including matching gates. New concrete access road laid through site. 

INVESTMENT: £31,495

 

Coronation street green

Coronation Street Green Space Improvements      

Scheme comprised the refurbishment of perimeter fencing, tree and shrub planting, additional seating provision, installation of bollards and litter bins and footpath resurfacing.

INVESTMENT: £26,000

 

George street play area

George Street playground improvements      

Significant upgrade of poor quality facilities which included:

 

removal of derelict play equipment and surfacing

new Multi use games area

play equipment with safety surfacing for 4-12 year olds

Upgrade of lanes 


Consultation with local residents and schoolchildren


INVESTMENT: £120,000


Gladstone Gardens

Gladstone Gardens improvements   

Significant upgrade of poor quality facilities which included:

removal of derelict play equipment, fencing and surfacing

installation of new Multi use games area

installation of play equipment with safety surfacing for 4-12 year olds

Installation of outdoor adult gym area

Treeworks to shrub removal works to allow more light into the park and remove hidden areas to help reduce fear of crime

 

Restoration of boundary walls

 

Consultation with local residents and school

children

 

Further works to upgrade the paths and access points, tree planting and upgrade of pond planned for 2017/18

 

INVESTMENT: £450,000


Coigne terrace

Coigne Terrace Open Space improvements

Significant upgrade of poor quality open space which included:

 

removal of derelict play equipment and surfacing

upgrade of lanes

new play equipment for young children

Upgraded community space with seating, paths, trees and grass area

New boundary fencing

 

INVESTMENT: £70,000


Scout hall

5th Barry Sea Scout Group hall improvements

Refurbishment of external fabric of hall including installation of new double glazed, PVC windows and application of modern rendering system. Works carried out free of charge by companies working on Facelifting programme as community gesture.

 

Use of hall opened up to local community

 

Solar panels fitted on roof, free of charge, as a community benefit attached to the arbed 2 ERDF programme


Home safety campaign

Home Safety Campaign      

Home safety campaign carried out with partner agencies from South Wales Police and Fire & Rescue Services, Care & Repair and Wales and West Utilities.  Focused on carbon monoxide awareness, fire safety, home security, slips, trips and falls and doorstep crime. 1198 homes were visited with more than 400 free carbon monoxide alarms distributed.

 


TOTAL INVESTMENT: £9,553,247