Melin Homes Greenacres affordable and extra-care housing

Project: Melin Homes Green Acres

Location: Tredegar

Client: Melin Homes Housing Association

Value: £3m

Completion date: currently under construction

The Melin Homes Green Acres project was one with a lot of heart. A housing association wanted to turn the site of a 1960s care home into a 22-unit residential scheme, meaning the original building would be demolished. Several of the houses and flats would be built with specific families in mind. These are families with specialist and sometimes extraordinary needs – such as being wheelchair adapted and fitted with hoists and lifts. Once complete, the facility will provide affordable housing as well as extra care facilities for the residents.

The project had many parts to it – including the need for specialist contractors for the demolition and clearance of the asbestos-contaminated materials. The project came with tight timelines and meant running procurement over the always-busy festive period, so the housing association could get Welsh Government funding.

What did TC Consult do?

TC Consult acted as the Employer’s Agent, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor. TC also prepared the professional cost report in order to get the funding from the Welsh Government.

Because of the very specialist end-user needs and the associated equipment, there were stringent requirements from housing association Melin and the Welsh Government, all of which needed to be reflected in the contracts.

TC Consult produced a set of watertight contracts and documents to enable the project to go ahead on time.

Client testimonial:

“We have worked with TC Consult for a number of years. During this time I have found the staff to be helpful, friendly, approachable, firm and fair whilst administering our new build developments”. Carl Brewster, Melin Homes