An information centre is opening soon (October 4) to keep residents of north Swansea up to date about plans to transform a former quarry into a new garden village of homes and community facilities.
The Edenstone Group, based in Magor, has approval to build circa 300 homes on the 35 acre site, which was the former Cwmrhydyceirw Quarry.
The development, known as Parc Ceirw Garden Village, will feature the company’s two housing brands – Edenstone Homes and Bluebell Homes.
Clearance and preparatory work is underway, with the first phase of construction due to in the near future.
Ahead of the first homes being released for sale, the homebuilder is opening an information centre located on Enfield Close off Brodorion Drive, Morriston. From October 4, visitors will be able to learn about the homes and community facilities planned as part of the new neighbourhood.
Martin Taylor, managing director of the Edenstone Group, said: “Parc Ceirw Garden Village is a significant development for the Edenstone Group and the Swansea area. It’s a prime example of how we are diversifying our product mix and responding to local housing demand. The scale of the development presents an opportunity for us to offer a choice of housing styles under the Edenstone Homes and Bluebell Homes brands so that whatever stage of life you are at there will be a home that’s the right size and style for you.
“Over the coming months and years we will be building homes suitable for every segment of the market – from first time buyers, to growing families and downsizers, and everything in between.”
Along with providing much-needed new homes, the redevelopment of the former quarry will bring substantial investment in the local area, including funding towards the cost of three new classrooms at nearby Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School and highways improvements
Part of the site is a former quarry, which has been fully remediated in partnership with Natural Resources Wales to create an amenity area for everyone to enjoy in the form of a new community park.
“Parc Ceirw Garden Village is providing more than just homes. It also demonstrates our commitment to creating sustainable communities with the facilities and infrastructure people want and need from a neighbourhood,” Martin added.
“We will be investing around £750,000 in Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School with funding earmarked for new classrooms, travel planning, plus additional funding for highways improvements including a pick-up and drop-off point and a zebra crossing.
“We’ve worked closely with NRW to remediate the former brownfield site so that the land can be brought back into the public realm for local people to enjoy. For example, the quarry basin will be landscaped to create a community park featuring a play area, kick about area, woodland and nature trail. There will also be natural habitat areas, plus we will install a community hub building, external amphitheatre, electric car charging facilities and gym equipment.”
The first homes to be released for sale will be from the Edenstone Homes brand, including the rare opportunity to own a brand new bungalow in a choice of two and three-bedroom designs, with views over the golf course.
A second phase will be marketed as Bluebell Homes. Between the two brands, there will be a choice of two, three and four-bedroom homes to choose from.
Under current plans it’s expected that the community facilities will be in place for residents to enjoy within two years. Funding allocated to schools, highways and other amenities will be paid to the local authority at agreed points as the development progresses. The development is close to Junction 39 of the M4 and Morriston hospital.