Merthyr Tydfil scheme to provide a mix of private and affordable houses and apartments

Lovell's housebuilding

Lovell, Morgan Sindall’s housebuilding division, will start construction this summer on 153 new homes on the site of a former coal mine near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales.

The £25m scheme will see a mixture of homes available through Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association.

The development is to be called Ymyl Yr Afon and is the latest stage of the former colliery’s regeneration, delivered by Merthyr Tydfil county borough council with support from the Welsh government.

The scheme has seen the construction of a new access road, Golwg yr Afon, which runs through the housing site and a nearby brand-new primary school, Ynysowen Community Primary School.

Earlier this month Lovell was named the developer for the £7.5m first phase of a regeneration programme aimed at revitalising the rundown Ringland area of Newport, South Wales.