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Popular housing development, Glan Llyn, has been shortlisted for a national First Time Buyer award that celebrates the housing industry’s commitment to providing starter homes.

Part of the regeneration of the former Llanwern Steelworks in Newport, South Wales, Glan Llyn has been shortlisted in the Best Family Starter Home category thanks to St. Modwen Homes’ continued efforts to provide desirable new homes for first time buyers.

More than 50% of purchasers at Glan Llyn are first time buyers, many of whom are families that have bought three and four bedroom homes rather than the smaller properties more commonly associated with starter homes.

Bev Hall, Sales and Marketing Director at St. Modwen Homes, said: “Providing homes for first time buyers is vital to ensuring a stable and successful property market. This has always been a key focus of ours as a housebuilder and we continue to look at ways in which we can appeal to and provide support for first time buyers. 

“Trends are certainly changing too. What we’ve seen over the last 12 months is that people are starting to look to the future more when buying their first home, often skipping the typical two bedroom property and going straight for the larger three and four bedroom family homes; people are certainly now starting to think longer-term when buying their first home.”

Results from an independent survey show that the top reasons people are choosing to buy at Glan Llyn are the location of the development and the design of the new homes.

Located just off the Queensway and close to the M4, Glan Llyn is an ideal commuter location whilst also being close to the many shops and restaurants on offer in Newport. Additionally, when complete, Glan Llyn will boast two new primary schools, a doctor’s surgery, supermarket and a library. A family pub and areas of open green space have already been delivered.

Bev continued: “Designing homes for first time buyers means that practicality and clever internal layouts are key. St. Modwen Homes is known for taking well-loved traditional features and combining them with contemporary design such as floor to ceiling windows and open plan living, creating light and spacious rooms. We don’t believe that first time buyers should compromise on design and quality and therefore all our homes are fitted with high quality finishes and appliances as standard.”

The winner of the award will be decided by an online public vote that will run until midnight on Monday 10th April. Anyone wishing to vote can do so at

There is currently a range of three and four bedroom homes to buy at Glan Llyn, with prices starting from £182,995 for a three bedroom, semi-detached house.

The Marketing Suite and Showhomes at Glan Llyn are open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 0844 243 4606. Alternatively visit or follow the housebuilder on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (@StModwenHomes) and on the Glan Llyn Facebook page.