Housing Association to Develop Former Bridgend Library HQ

Tuesday, 3rd April 2012
  Bridgend County Borough Council has sold its former Coed Parc library headquarters at Parc Street to Wales and West Housing Association to develop into new residential housing. The building became surplus to the council’s requirements following the relocation of the library headquarters to Raven’s Court in Bridgend town centre and the transfer of the reference and information library to Ty’r Ardd, Sunnyside.   The site includes a Grade II listed main house which has previously been used for office accommodation and a large timber extension which formerly housed the reference and information library. The main house at Coed Parc is protected by a development framework which sets out sensitive design principles that will enable it to be restored and repaired while respecting the character and setting of the building.   Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive of WWHA, said: “We were pleased to be able to acquire Coed Parc in such challenging times to facilitate a new residential development to meet the needs of the local community. This initiative is another example of the robust and very productive partnership we have with Bridgend County Borough Council.”   Councillor Huw David, Cabinet Member for Resources, added: “I am extremely happy that this historic old building has passed on to an organisation such as Wales and West Housing Association.”