Work starts on £8.5 million extra care scheme in Holywell
Wales & West Housing has started work on Flintshire’s fourth extra care scheme on the site of the former Ysgol Perth y Terfyn.
The four storey building on Halkyn Road 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.
The development is a partnership with Flintshire Council and Anwyl Construction are the main contractors.
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.”
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 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.”
The first residents are expected to move into Holywell extra care by Spring 2020.
During the building phase Anwyl Construction aim to use local contractors and suppliers, and provide apprenticeship and work experience placements, to bring employment opportunities to local people and bring investment into the area’s economy.