Jehu Group has recently completed the construction of 72 apartments in the popular seaside town of Barry which have been handed over to long-term Client Wales & West Housing (WWH).
Built in 2 blocks of 4 & 5 storeys, the development at Subway Road provides much needed modern, high quality, energy-efficient 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. The scheme regenerates part of the town’s Dockside area adjacent to the Council’s Docks Office.
In collaboration with WWH, supported by Vale of Glamorgan CBC and funded by Welsh Government, the apartments at Subway Road have been designed to minimise energy use and the day to day running costs for the occupants. The low energy demand of these apartments results in substantially lower carbon dioxide emissions than building regulation baseline performance and other electrically heated properties within Wales’s existing housing stock. Each apartment reaches a high EPC ‘B’ rating meaning the energy efficient design could reduce energy costs for the householder by £500 a year compared to similar apartments built years ago. In today’s world of increasing energy costs, this will make a big difference to the resident’s pocket.
Jehu are committed to improving sustainability wherever possible whether utilising modern methods of construction (MMC), delivering higher EPC ratings or building innovative developments. This is demonstrated through the 6 contracts recently secured by the Jehu Group. Valued in excess of £50m, most are designed to achieve EPC-A or utilise innovation or MMC.
Simon Jehu, CEO of Development at Jehu Group commented:
“We are delighted to have completed this fantastic scheme for Wales & West Housing, constructed during the very difficult and challenging period of Covid and in the face of extreme inflationary pressure. The scheme is testament to the relationship and commitment between our strong team at Jehu, our client Wales & West Housing, and our exceptional & supportive consultants, supply chain and subcontractors.”