New Image for Upper Holton Road
Published 30 November
The fourth phase of a regeneration scheme aimed at revitalising the upper section of Holton Road has commenced.
upper holton road regenerationThe front facades of numbers 238 - 254 Holton Road are having extensive masonry stabilisation works carried out. This will be followed by a facelift consisting of stone cleaning, repointing and the renewal of old timber doors and windows together with a new rainwater system.
Existing bathstone features are being restored to maintain the character of the late 19th century properties. A number of shop fronts will then be renewed to create a bright, vibrant new look to the street. The fronts of two vacant commercial premises are also due to be converted into residential accommodation. It is hoped that as well as improving the image of the area, the work will also support and improve local businesses.
The scheme is being jointly funded by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the Welsh Government and forms part of the Castleland Renewal Area project. Two further shop front renewal schemes are planned to commence in the New Year. With 34 businesses currently expressing an interest in the scheme, the transformation of the area should be dramatic when completed.
Local business owner Nigel Phillips who runs an Upholsterers on the corner of Holton Road and Lower Morel Street said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for myself and other shopkeepers to update their properties and I hope that as many as possible take up this offer for the benefit of the area. Without the support and financial assistance the Council are offering I would have had no way of overcoming the structural repairs required to my property.
"Being a Barry boy I wanted to continue to operate from Holton Road. If this support hadn’t come along I would have had to close and move out of the area. I would like to pay particular thanks to the Renewal Area Team for helping me overcome so many hurdles as they have gone above and beyond in many instances.”