The largest housing association in North Wales, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) have joined forces with local contractor MacLennan Construction in a Design & Build package deal to build 8 affordable homes at Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor.

The 8 homes will be transferred to CCG once the building work is completed and will be available on social rent.

The properties will be a mixture of four three-bedroom houses and four one-bedroom flats which will help meet the high demand for affordable housing in the area.

Ffrancon Williams, CCG Chief Executive said: “We are very proud to be working with MacLennan Construction on this development in an area where demand is extremely high. They are a local and experienced firm based at Bangor who will deliver many economic benefits to the area through this exciting scheme.

“As a progressive and growing organisation, we are aiming to build hundreds of new homes across North Wales over the next few years. We hope to strengthen our relationship with contractors and developers to help meet the housing needs and provide people with affordable quality homes in their local communities.”

Paul MacLennan of MacLennan Construction said, “We are extremely proud to be given the opportunity to work in partnership with CCG and look forward as a company to providing a quality scheme for the future needs of our local community.”

Local Councillor Menna Baines added: “When you consider the demand for affordable houses that are available to rent in the area, I really do welcome this development. The lay-by in front of the houses, on Ffordd Penrhos will be widened as a result which means it will be safer for people to park. The public footpath which runs by the site will also be made safer as there will be a clear boundary between the path and the entrance of the new houses.”

It is anticipated that the houses and flats will be ready to let in October 2019. If you are interested renting one of these homes from CCG, register your interest with Gwynedd Council’s Housing Options Team on 01286 685100 or

The scheme is being funded through Welsh Government grant and private finance through CCG.

Photos: Plans for the development and main photo (Top) (From left to right) Ian Gillespie, Senior Development Officer at CCG; local Councillor Menna Baines; Ffrancon Williams, CCG Chief Executive with Paul MacLennan, Jane Davies and Robin Thomas from MacLennan Construction.