Newtown apartment blocks - disused buildings brought back into use
25 Jan 2021

We have completed a huge project to renovate two disused buildings in Newtown, to assist with the housing need in the area.

Clywedog House, which had one resident, and Camlad House, which was empty, are now energy-efficient, quality, safe homes for those who need it.

As part of the project to bring both buildings back into use our contractors used their expertise to create the most comfortable living environment for the new residents.

We installed a new video door entry and intercom system to each household to improve security. The homes also have new sprinkler systems and fire alarms to improve fire safety.

Energy efficiency is a top priority for SWG Group and we were pleased to be able to improve the efficiency of these buildings by installing additional insulation, which also contributes to sound proofing.

An interior view of the property

Working alongside Powys Council we also completed full resurfacing and landscaping to the external area, as well as installing new bin stores to promote recycling. 

At SWG Group bringing empty buildings back into use is something we are always pleased to be able to accomplish, making a difference to the landscape and meet a demand in the area.

Alan Corbett, Project Officer at Powys County Council, said: “On behalf of Powys County Council we are pleased to conclude the programme to refurbish both Camlad and Clywedog House, in Newtown.

“These complex projects have been delivered via a successful partnership between Powys County Council Housing and SWG Construction. 

“Tenants are already enjoying the benefits in Camlad house and we will be letting properties within Clywedog House early in 2021.

“We would like to place on record our thanks to SWG for their efficient delivery and assistance throughout both projects.”