The project involved the design and construction of 16 self-contained flats to a range of specific end user groups together with associated drainage and external works. Somerton House on Llantarnam Road, Cwmbran, was previously used as a hotel and latterly was turned into a house in multiple occupations comprising 15 flats. This new development replaced the former hotel with a new three-storey building for people with disabilities and older residents.

The project achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3+ and meets both the Lifetime Homes and Welsh Housing Quality Standards.

The scheme includes:

• 4 no. Autistic Flats
• 4 no. Disabled Type Flats
• 4 no. Learning Difficulty Flats
• 4 no. Over 55’s Flats

The building features bay windows and red brick materials similar to those used on nearby dwellings making it appropriate for the site.

Melin Homes


JCT Design and Build

Lee Trucco Design

Bingham Hall