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Fairview renovation works almost finished

Image representing Fairview renovation works almost finished
29 August 2018 

Image of Fairview building plansRenovation work on a Llandrindod Wells building to provide secure and fully accessible housing for vulnerable people is nearing completion, Powys County Council has said.

The council's Housing Service has been transforming Fairview to provide 12 separate one and two bedroom apartments, three of which will be wheelchair accessible.

The renovation works, due for completion later next month (September), are being carried out by SWG Construction (Build and Renovate) Ltd to designs by Hughes Architects Ltd.

The large Victorian building, which was built in the early 1900s and was once three separate elegant homes, is being renovated thanks to funding through the Welsh Government's Town Centre Loan scheme and the council's Regeneration Capital Pipeline Project.

Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "The building will have undergone a complete internal and external refurbishment with a new roof, new sash windows and doors throughout. The front and side elevation brick work has been completely repointed, the apartments have all been repartitioned and plastered and kitchens and accessible shower rooms are currently being installed. Landscaping of the gardens at the rear are also under way.

"This accommodation will provide safe and secure homes for people who want to live independent and healthy lives within their community, but need a little bit more support to do so."

After a successful competition was held in the spring to rename the building, four shortlisted names were selected by a panel of judges. The winning name will be announced at the official opening of the building where the winner and runners up will be presented with their prize money kindly donated by SWG Ltd.

Ahead of the official opening, the council is now asking Llandrindod Wells residents if they have any old photographs that show Fairview and Temple Street in its early years. If you have any old photographs, contact Andrea Guerin on 01597 827464 or email whqs@powys.gov.uk

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