Hafod Housing Release statement after fire at former Cons Club on Station Road, Barry

Hafod Housing, the owners of the former Constitutional Club on Station Road, Barry have released a statement following a fire which broke out around 8pm on Tuesday 15th May 2018.

Matthew Davies, Hafod’s Director of Development said:

“We are sad to confirm that a fire seriously damaged the former Barry Conservative Club on Station Street in Barry last night.

South Wales Fire and Rescue did a sterling job, with over 40 firefighters working through the night and this morning to tackle the blaze to ensure the safety of local residents.

The building had been derelict since 2014 and was due to be demolished and redeveloped by Hafod following planning approval in 2016 to build 21 new homes. Timescales for the redevelopment had not been finalised as these were dependent on funding. These plans will not be affected by the fire.

Following a site meeting with South Wales Fire Service and the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Building Control team this morning the building has been deemed unsafe. Therefore it will be demolished as soon as it is safe to do so to ensure the safety of residents and the public.

We will deliver an update to residents in the immediate vicinity today along with contact details should they have any queries or concerns.

We are awaiting the outcome of the investigation into the fire.”

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has today confirmed that access to Station Road via Dock View Road will be closed for the forseable future, whilst investigations are underway and for the building to be safely demolished.

More soon.

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