A HISTORIC pub in Barry has been transformed into a housing development comprising 18 flats.

The Windsor Pub was first built in the early 20th century and was one of the first buildings in Barry to be connected to the electricity grid.

It was owned by Brains Pubs and closed in 2015 before being bought by Newydd Housing Association in 2019.

Funded by the Welsh Government Land for Housing scheme, the pub has been turned into 12 one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom flats.

Two flats have been adapted specifically for disabled renters, with wheelchair accessibility and wet rooms.

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The Windsor Pub closed in 2015

One new tenant, Jordan, had been living in temporary accomodation but is now renting a flat in the development with his mother.

He said: "This is somewhere that I’ll be able to focus on my studies without the worry of finding a new house all the time."

Jason Wroe, chief executive of Newydd said: "We’d like to thank all our partners and staff for working hard to redevelop this former pub into stunning new homes for local people.

"Not only does it look incredible with its arched windows and stunning brickwork but it’s providing our tenants with valuable homes that will provide them with new beginnings.

"We wish them all the very best for the future."

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Jordan had been living in temporary accomodation

The Vale of Glamorgan Council was one of the partners that helped to turn the pub into flats.

Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, cabinet member for public sector housing and tenant engagement, said: "The redevelopment of the Windsor in Barry will make a huge difference not just to those families who will now have a home suitable for their needs but for all of those that live nearby.

"Huge credit must go to the partners involved.

"The renovation has done justice to an historic building within Barry and is something that should make all those living in the area proud to call this part of the town their home."

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Two flats were adapted for wheelchair users

MS Jane Hutt said: The transformation of the Windsor Hotel is absolutely brilliant.

"The re-development has safeguarded many features of historical significance for Barry and the provision of stunning new homes for people in housing need is vitally important.

"I am glad Welsh Government funding has helped make this possible."