NEWYDD Housing Association scooped two awards at the Vale of Glamorgan Building Excellence Awards.

Newydd won the "Social Housing" category with their Crawshay House development in Merthyr Street, Barry and also won the "Best Partnership" award for their working relationship with Tony King Architects on schemes across south Wales.

Built by contractor Greenhill Construction, Crawshay House is a development of 12 affordable apartments, built to sustainable homes level three standard. Greenhill Construction provided two young people from Barry with 20 week apprenticeships during the build. One apprentice has now gained full time employment due to his site experience.

The Best Partnership award was for Newydd's work on numerous projects with Tony King Architects varying from house refurbishments, single homes to mixed-use developments and retail units. The partnership is now working together on the former Magistrates Court in Barry to provide 52 affordable rented homes.

Paul Roberts, Chief Executive of Newydd said: “We are very proud to accept these awards from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

"Crawshay House is now recognised as an award winning affordable housing development, thanks are due to our staff and contractor Greenhill Construction.

"We are also delighted to be awarded the Best Partnership award, a new award in this year’s ceremony, due to our partnership with Tony King Architects.

"Huge thanks go to them for their continued support and hard work and to our local authority partners for making our work and successes possible. We hope that the local community is proud of the work we do and that our tenants will enjoy living in the affordable accommodation we provide for many years to come."