Our Coverack Road development for client Newport City Homes (NCH) consists of 76 apartments over two high rise blocks which will be known as ‘Bankside House’ and ‘Tramway House’, adjacent to the George Street Bridge. A mix of social, help to buy & shared ownership homes, the main structures of the scheme are constructed from a ‘Metsec’ light weight steel frame. The external Façades are a mix of composite cladding & facing brickwork with UPVC windows and doors throughout. The West facing elevation apartments have balconies with glass & stainless steel and composite decking overlooking the river Usk.
Internally each unit has a modern effect kitchen with a ceramic tiled upstand. Bathrooms are fully tiled with a bath and over bath shower installed. Entry is gained into each main entrance via a controlled access door to a lobby area where a passenger lift to each unit covering all floors has been installed. There are landscaped gardens across the development along with a covered cycle store and bin store.
To celebrate the completion of ‘Coverack Road’, pupils from Maindee Primary School were invited to put together a ‘time capsule’ of memories from the past 2 years to be buried in the gardens. A year six class have been working with us and NCH throughout the duration of the scheme, so it seemed fitting they should share their memories of this time which will be buried for 50 years!
Maindee Primary School Teacher Emily Bruce said: “My class have loved being involved in a number of projects at the site and learning about building homes. They were very creative in choosing what items to include in their time capsule. It was a real buzz for them knowing that a future generation will look back and able to learn about what they got up to in 2021.”
Representatives from NCH and Jehu Group joined the children for the ‘Official Burial Ceremony’ in the Coverack Road gardens recently, which was a fantastic way to celebrate the completion of the apartments which are due for residents to move in at the end of this month.
Newport City Homes Chief Executive, Ceri Doyle said: “In a few weeks the front door keys will be handed over to the new residents who we know can’t wait to get into their homes. Jehu have done fantastic work with the school, so this event was a chance for the children to see the finished homes. It was lovely to meet them on the site and watch as they buried their piece of history in the grounds of these new homes.”
Martin Workman, Jehu Group Construction Director added: “It’s been great working in partnership with Newport City Homes to achieve their ambitious development targets through some really challenging times, and fantastic to see the scheme in its final stages. We’re really impressed with the interest and ownership that the children of Maindee Primary School have taken in the project throughout the build, and hopefully we’ve piqued that interest for them to consider becoming construction professionals in the future.”