There’s nothing we like better here at SWG than helping out with local schemes and delivering something which everyone can be proud of.
Take our recent involvement with Camlad House in Treowen, Newtown. Powys County Council decided a major refurbishment was needed here and at the adjoining Clewedog House, and called on SWG to help deliver the Camlad House project.
The aim of the refurbishment was to create much-improved accommodation for the benefit of residents, and the newly revamped buildings look fantastic.
Camlad House had become almost totally empty during the past two years and when we began work there was only one resident in the ground floor flats. We were able to bring the house back to life by carrying out a complete renovation of the inside and some external work like resurfacing the car park.
The living space we created was more comfortable and modern. We refurbished eight apartments, put in a sprinkler system and a 3,000-litre water tank. To make for quieter surroundings, our workforce installed false ceilings and acoustic flooring - making it an altogether better environment to live in.
We were delighted with the response we got during the open day, with many people turning out to see how we had been able to transform the building. The refurbishment programme went really smoothly and will be a great asset for the council and its tenants.
It’s pleasing to see that these old buildings which have served communities so well over the years can still be made full use of by being brought up-to-date and in a way which will create pride for those who live there.
SWG has been involved in many successful partnership projects with Powys County Council and it’s great to think that Camlad House can now be viewed as something of a flagship scheme which has drawn universal praise from all those who have seen it.