Final demolition at Caerphilly Miners' site
3:48pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
THE FINAL part of the Caerphilly Miners' Hospital has been demolished leaving just the Beeches building still standing.
Huw Lewis, Welsh Government Minister for Housing Regeneration and Heritage was at the historic former Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital to see the completion of the demolition marking the final phase before the building of the new Beeches Village.
The building project is a partnership between United Welsh and housing specialist Lovell, with the support of Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Welsh Government.
The site will deliver 82 new two, three and four bedroom homes with a mixture of sale and rent, in addition to new green spaces and public areas.
The £9.6 million scheme is due to be completed in the summer of 2014.
The original 88-year-old Beeches building with a major fundraising campaign under way to turn it into a community facility managed by the Caerphilly Miners Community Centre.
The Miners’ Hospital was paid for by the miners of the Rhymney Valley after they each put aside 6d out of their weekly wage of 12s 6d to raise the £30,000 needed.