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Schoolchildren preserve Bridgend’s history with development site name

Children from local Bridgend school, Oldcastle Primary, were recently given the opportunity to help choose a name for our latest development on Ewenny Road near Bridgend town centre - they chose ‘Tŷ Moduron’, Welsh for Motor House, as a nod to the site’s well-known motor shop past.

 

 

 

Working in partnership with Tylux Construction, the build consists of seven single-bedroom flats over three storeys and is expected to be completed by January 2022. 

 

During construction, a small piece of history was unearthed when an original sign was found hidden away in the attic on-site. This captured the imagination of the school children eager to link the name of the development with its past. 

 

 

 

The sign read Leslie Griffith’s Motors, the name of the motor dealers which originally opened on the site in 1975. A popular part of the local community, the dealers sponsored several Welsh motor racing championship events. More recently, the building was used as a double-glazing store. 

 

Having sat vacant since 2017, we are excited to bring the building back into use, supporting our vision of building a better Wales. And by restoring this derelict site, we can bring much-needed housing to the local area which supports the regeneration of Bridgend.

 

To find out more about the build, take a look at the information pack here.

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