Louise Attwood has been recruited into this new role as Trivallis embarks on development strategy to build 1,500 new homes over the next 10 years

Trivallis, a community mutual organisation based in South Wales, has appointed Louise Attwood as its new corporate director of development.

Louise and Lisa

Source: Trivallis

Lisa Pinney, executive director of resources at Trivallis (left) with Louise Attwood, Trivallis’ new corporate director of development. 

Attwood will be responsible for delivering Trivallis’ growth and regeneration programmes. She will also lead the development of an outright sales and private rental division within the organisation.

Before joining Trivallis, Atwood worked as an independent property advisor at St John’s Foundation, a community charity based in the South-west.

Before this role, she worked as executive director of property and commercial at Cardiff-based older people’s housing cooperative Linc Cymru and was head of property at disability charity Scope.

On her appointment, Atwood said: “I am excited to join Trivallis at such a crucial time”.

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She added that “the need for affordable homes has never been greater, and I look forward to working with the team to develop and implement strategies that will meet this demand. Together, we will build strong, sustainable communities where people can thrive.”

Lisa Pinney, executive director of resources at Trivallis said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Louise to the Trivallis team. Her expertise and vision are perfectly aligned with our strategic goals. With her leadership, I’m confident in our ability to expand our housing portfolio and enhance our service delivery to the communities we serve.”

Trivallis has said that the new role underscores a commitment to meeting the demand for social housing by providing strategic leadership to achieve new development ambitions.

The development strategy focuses on using existing assets and exploring new build opportunities to create more affordable housing. For example, Trivallis recently redeveloped the site at a former hotel in Pentre to deliver eight new flats. 

Trivallis is aiming to deliver 1,500 homes over the next through years both through a combination of its regeneration programme and the delivery of new homes.

Vic Cox, who previously served as corporate director of development and planned maintenance has been appointed director of assets and sustainability, to ensure the sustainable development of existing assets receives the “the same strategic oversight” as new development.

Trivallis is one of the largest housing associations in Wales, managing 10,000 homes and housing 25,000 people in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Cardiff Bay.

The Welsh government’s housing regulator placed Trivallis under review in March 2022 due to concerns about its compliance with governance, tenant services, and financial viability standards.

In October last year, Trivallis was awarded a green, compliant regulatory judgement by the Welsh government’s housing regulator.