Historic Merthyr building reopens as affordable housing

Merthyr Tydfil's iconic Grade II listed Vulcan House is officially opening after a £2m redevelopment. Formerly a brewery and then an iron foundry, it became the centre of activity for the Chartist movement in the 19th century.

Merthyr Tydfil's historic Vulcan House reopens as £2m affordable housing scheme

Merthyr Tydfil's iconic Grade two listed Vulcan House officially opened today after a £2m redevelopment.

Formally a brewery and then an iron foundry, it became a centre of activity for the Chartist movement in the 19th Century.

It now has a very different future - made into affordable housing as part of the regeneration of the area.

Alexandra Lodge reports.

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Grade II listed building turned into affordable homes

The building used to be a brewery and then became an iron foundry. Credit: Wales & West Housing

Merthyr Tydfil's iconic Grade II listed Vulcan House is officially opening after a £2m redevelopment.

Formerly a brewery and then an iron foundry, it became the centre of activity for the Chartist movement in the 19th century.

Vulcan House has been made into 15 affordable homes for local people. Credit: Wales & West Housing

Part of the regeneration of the area and a partnership between Wales & West Housing and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council enabled the building to be saved with funding from the Welsh Government.

Vulcan House has now been made into 15 affordable homes for local people.