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Building work starts on new extra care housing scheme

Published: 31/07/2018

Anwyl Holywell 02.jpgBuilding work has started on a new £8.5m extra care housing scheme in Holywell.

Principal contractor Anwyl Construction have cleared the site and commenced works to build Flintshire’s fourth extra care scheme, provided by developers Wales & West Housing in partnership with Flintshire Council.

This project, on the site formerly occupied by Ysgol Perth y Terfyn, will house a 55 unit apartment complex.

The four storey apartment building will have 43 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments with a range of facilities and 24 hour on site care and support for older people with support needs.

Councillor Christine Jones, Flintshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Social Services said:

"This is another great step forward for our latest extra care scheme in Flintshire. With the Council and Wales & West Housing Association and Anwyl Construction working in partnership, we are all looking forward to seeing this scheme come to fruition. The new facility in Holywell will provide excellent facilities to make a real difference to residents' lives.  It’s another great opportunity to develop housing which enables older people to have a new choice, whilst maintaining their independence and wellbeing.”

Shayne Hembrow, Deputy Chief Executive for Wales & West Housing, said:

“This new extra care scheme will be our second in Flintshire, providing even more capacity for independent living in high quality accommodation with access to 24 hour on-site care and support. We are delighted to be working closely with Flintshire County Council to deliver the scheme and with Anwyl Construction as lead contractor we are able to ensure that jobs are created and retained in North Wales, providing a significant economic boost for the region.”

Anwyl Construction’s Commercial Manager, Simon Rose, said:

“We are delighted to be involved with Wales & West Housing and Flintshire County Council on what is a very significant development for Holywell.

“The new Extra Care facility will provide high quality facilities for the area and bring a solution to independent living.  On a major project like this, we always aim to use local contractors and suppliers to ensure important employment opportunities are brought into fruition, this also includes apprenticeships and work experience placements, and in-turn provides an investment in the area’s economy.

“The ability to use a local supply chain also demonstrates that we have the quality construction skills and experience here in North Wales to carry out major projects like this.”

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