Barry Island hotel naming competition

Newydd Housing Association is asking residents to name the prestigious Marine Hotel housing development on Barry Island for a cash prize.

 

To be in with a chance of winning £50 for naming this new £2.4m development of 20 apartments, Newydd is looking for a name that encompasses the whole scheme, perhaps based on a local connection or an historic interest.

 

The historic site of the former Marine Hotel was secured by Newydd in October 2013 with support from the Vale of Glamorgan Council. The site is of historical significance to the area having been built in 1850 by Francis Crawshay, a keen yachtsman, and somewhat eccentric. The beds in the hotel were bunks, as on board a ship, and access to the upper floors was by iron ladders. Due to increased competition from public houses on the island in the 1950’s, its use began to diminish and parts of the original hotel were demolished to reduce costs.

 

Detailed proposals for the new development built by locally based contractor Pendragon Design and Build include retaining the traditional 19th century design of the Marine Hotel structure and converting it to 5 one bedroom and 3 two bedroom apartments. The existing car parking area to the rear of the building is being reorganised to offer an additional 12 one bedroom apartments for rent.

 

To be eligible to win you must live in the Barry area and entries to be received by Wednesday 3rd December 2014. Your entries can be emailed to Alex Knight on alex.knight@newydd.co.uk or sent to Alex Knight, Newydd, 5 Village Way, Tongwynlais CF15 7NE.

 

Newydd Housing Association welcomes applications in particular from tenants already living in social housing looking to downsize into these one and two bed properties. Interested applicants would need to be a member of HOMES4U, the local housing register, application forms can be requested from the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Properties will be available from spring 2015 and will be advertised in the local papers early in the New Year.

Barry Ideas Bank Nov 5, 2014

Great to see an example of a key local partner in Barry caring about connecting with the local community, and using the opportunity to deepen and celebrate the story of Barry, its history and heritage.

Hope we can generate some great ideas and suggestions

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karl-James Langford Nov 5, 2014

Roman Well Hotel....

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Mared Williams Dec 5, 2014

Thank you for your suggestion Karl, we need your name and contact details for this to be an entry in the competition please so that we can contact you if you are successful.  Can you please email alex.knight@newydd.co.uk with your entry? Thank you

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karl-James Langford Nov 5, 2014

The Antiquarian John Storrie

'The discover of Barry Islands earlier history'

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Andy Griffiths Nov 6, 2014

How about:

Maslin Court 

Yr Hen Dafarn 

Romilly View 

Cwrt yr Ynys

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Mared Williams Dec 5, 2014

Thank you for your suggestions Andy, we need your name and contact details for this to be an entry in the competition please so that we can contact you if you are successful.  Can you please email alex.knight@newydd.co.uk with your entries? Thank you

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Mared Williams Feb 11, 2015

Following a competition to name the former Marine Hotel housing development, Newydd Housing Association has announced the winning entry.

The £2.4m development of 20 apartments on Barry Island, has been named Ger-y-Môr by Lisa Wallace from Newland Street, Barry who wins a £50 cash prize. Ger-y-Môr is Welsh for ‘near the sea’, a fitting name for a building that was originally built in 1850 by Francis Crawshay, a keen yachtsman.

Lisa said, “I am so surprised to have won but feel very proud that my entry was chosen. Now every time I’ll pass the building I will think, "I named that", something to tell my grandchildren! The idea came about as the competition asked entrants to think of the location and the history of the building. I knew Francis Crawshay built it but that name is taken, so I thought of the location instead and Welsh names are very popular, so I went with Ger-y-Môr. I am going to put the prize money towards a necklace I have had my eye on for some time.”

To find out more click on the following link....

http://www.newydd.co.uk/marinehotel-named

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