Hundreds of futuristic new homes will be built in Swansea

Modern homes exterior- they are built to be eco-friendly, with features such as solar panels.
-Credit: (Image: Swansea Council)


Hundreds of futuristic new homes are to be built in Swansea. Plans include 13 new homes at the Brondeg House site in Manselton, nine in Clase at the site of the former housing office, 160 in Bonymaen and 22 in Ravenhill.

The homes will have features such as solar roofs, battery storage and ground source heating to help keep energy bills low. Swansea Council has confirmed that the scheme in Bonymaen is at Brokesby Road and the scheme in Ravenhill is Heol Dynys.

Planning applications have been submitted for both sites, with the Brokesby Road development for four individual homes. For the latest Swansea news, sign up to our newsletter here

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Plans to continue with innovative energy efficient house building in Swansea are set to continue for years to come, according to Swansea Council, who are pushing forward with future plans for even more homes under the More Homes project, which has seen the creation of almost 90 new build homes across the city in recent years. Previously, sites have included Colliers Way in Blaenymaes, Parc yr Helig in Birchgrove and Hill View Crescent in Clase.

The redevelopment of council homes and estate regeneration at Tudno Place and Heol Emrys in Penlan is also set to go ahead if plans continue to progress forward. This will also include a number of new build homes as part of the scheme, and more than 100 council homes at Croft Street are also set for a complete makeover, starting later in the year.

As well as creating new homes in Swansea, the council has also invested in existing properties, buying back former council homes that have previously been purchased by residents under the old Right to Buy legislation which is now abolished in Wales. This has seen a further 156 homes added to the council’s housing stock, along with a further 21 through property conversions of existing council buildings no longer in use. Want less ads? Download WalesOnline’s Premium app on Apple or Android

These include four modern flats created in the former District Housing Office in Bonymaen, six more at the old office in Penlan, while a former social services respite building at Alexandra Road in Gorseinon is now two semi-detached council homes. The council has approved £55million for housing this year and has committed to spending £250 million over the next five years to enable the major housing improvements in the city to continue.

Andrea Lewis, joint deputy leader and cabinet member for service transformation, said: “Over the last decade or so we’ve committed more than £500m to upgrading our tenants’ homes and building new ones to help tackle the housing crisis. We’ve succeeded in creating a wide range of new energy efficient homes in all parts of the city, using in-house building services as well as utilising local trades to help create the new ‘Swansea Standard’ homes.

“These homes have also been recognised nationally and picked up awards at APSE Service Awards last year. Over the next five years we’ll be spending another £250m improving people’s homes and building more energy efficient homes to increase the supply of council housing.

“The ongoing housing crisis in the UK is creating huge demand for homes for families as well as single people. In Swansea, we are doing everything we can to increase our housing stock by building new homes and buying back former council homes. I’d like to thank our housing and building services teams for working so closely together on all the exceptional projects we are delivering here in Swansea.”