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United Welsh scoops top housing award

25 January 2010

United Welsh has been acknowledged for its impressive work in developing and regenerating communities.   At a high profile event in Cardiff, they were rewarded for their innovative approach to housing development and community regeneration.

Each year the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru holds a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.  The special evening was held to celebrate the significant achievements of organisations and individuals, which have helped to make a real difference in communities and workplaces across Wales.  United Welsh took the top prize for ‘Developing and Regenerating Communities’.

The award entry focused on the regeneration work in and around Bargoed.  Work included the development of affordable housing, a new health centre, jobs and training for local people, work with schools and much more.  The initiative is seen as a ‘complete’ approach to community regeneration.

United Welsh awarded at Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru

Peter Laing, Chair of United Welsh said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award in recognition of all the hard work that has been done by the organisation.  We are fully committed to the regeneration of Welsh communities and our work in Bargoed is a high quality example of what can be achieved.” 

“I would like to acknowledge the significant contribution of our partners in achieving this award, particularly Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Welsh Assembly Government.  Their support has been key in bringing such a wide range of development projects to fruition.”

United Welsh commenced work in Bargoed in January 2008 with the development of 28 new affordable homes.  Then in February 2009 Leighton Andrews AM opened the new Health Centre in Bargoed, which was completely refurbished by United Welsh.  Future plans include work to convert Hanbury Chapel into a new state-of-the-art library and customer contact centre. 

From left to right: Jason Mohammad, Presenter, Steve Long, the Chartered Institute of Housing, Kevin Fortey, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Peter Laing, Chair, United Welsh, Richard Mann, Director of Development, United Welsh.