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Compass Community Hub, 17-20 Pen-Y-Dre, Merthyr Tydfil


  • KEIM Royalan
  • KEIM Royalan Dilution

Client: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Contractor: Willis Construction Building Contractors

Location: Compass Community Hub, 17-20 Pen-Y-Dre, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 9DY

Project photographs: KEIM Mineral Paints Ltd

Completed: 2022


About this project

Formerly known as the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC), Compass Community Hub in Merthyr Tydfil has undergone a complete redevelopment sponsored  through the Shared Prosperity Fund. The project has been transformed into a unique accommodation centre providing young residents with both housing and on-site training.

In 2022, the demolition phase began and as part of the Council’s Capital Programme investment project, the centre was relocated from the three into two blocks, with the third converted into five self-contained apartments.

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council have previously used KEIM Mineral Paints on another regeneration project and specified using KEIM again on this redevelopment, due to its breathability and longevity credentials.

Bryan Roe of KEIM Mineral Paints visited the project and specified KEIM Royalan. The main reason for this was that on the high elevations, they are open to windswept rain.

KEIM Royalan, in colours 9505, 9543, 9514 and 9162, was applied onto the new render to allow full breathability and longevity. The masonry paint will last for years to come.

KEIM Royalan is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, prominently in coastal and exposed locations.

The new community centre opened in March 2023, with Merthyr Valleys Homes taking over the housing element of the scheme. 

Products used in this project

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