A local developer, James Edwards Development, has this month won a property conversion award, wining the Best Change of Use or Conversion title. Presented by Rhondda Cynon Taff Council, the Talbot Green-based firm will now qualify for the regional finals, seeing their redevelopment of Lanelay Hall compete with other industry players for a Building of Excellence accreditation at the end of this month.
Converting what was the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters for 50 years, the building now exists as an exclusive 3-house mansion, with James Edwards Developers renting the stunning properties out on completion.
Nodding to the building’s historic culture, the team has reimagined the 16th century property, leading the way with regards to design and development. Working with Victorian designs, the firm grabbed the attention of the judges with their exclusive penthouse, boasting the prestigious award as a result.
Wanting to keep the building within the community for the next 200 years, the company has simply replicated their successes with other large-scale Welsh projects. As the brains behind projects such as Hafod Lodge and Belle Vue Court, the much-anticipated unveiling did not fail to impress council officials.
Talking after the presentation, the firm’s Founder, David Edwards, said:
‘We were thrilled to be considered for the Best Change of Use or Conversion and even more thrilled to be named winners. It is great for the whole team to see their efforts on the project recognised in this way’.
Having named the business after his young son, Mr. Edwards is excited to attend the regional awards ceremony at The Vale Hotel this Friday, taking his 12-year-old son as his plus one.