Top builder Anwyl Construction has started work on a £2.6 million housing project for leading social housing provider Wales & West Housing on the outskirts of Flint.
Award-winning Anwyl Construction are building 23 new homes on Coed Onn Road in the town.
Anwyl, who last year completed Wales & West Housing’s own new £3.1 million North Wales headquarters alongside their own purpose-built premises in Ewloe, are due to complete the development in early 2018.
As a result of partnership between Wales & West Housing and Flintshire County Council, this development will consist of 20 houses and three bungalows, including one which has been specifically adapted for wheelchair use and with other accessible facilities.
The homes also include ‘green’ features such as rainwater-harvesting, water butts and compost bins.
Anwyl Construction Site Manager Steve Langford said: “It is a complicated development because of the access onto site, we’ve also had to move 300 wagonloads of soil due to it being a sloping site.
“The work has gone well to date and we’re on schedule, which means families will be moving in and be living here next year.”
This project is the latest partnership between Anwyl Construction and Wales & West Housing who have built more than 3,000 homes in North Wales. Deputy Chief Executive and Commercial Director for Wales & West Housing, Shayne Hembrow, said: “I’m really pleased that this is now coming to fruition because it is in a great location.
“There is a good mix of properties here with three bungalows included, one fully accessible with disabled facilities, and although bungalows are very land-hungry there’s a huge demand for them.
“We have a very long-standing partnership with Anwyl Construction. The quality of our housing is very important to us and Anwyl are always very good at meeting our expectations.”
Anwyl Construction Director Tom Anwyl said: “We have been delighted to work with Wales & West Housing over a number of years and on a number of projects.
“In the worst of the recession their commitment to building new homes in North Wales gave a lifeline to the construction industry in the area and together we have won awards for several of their projects.
“They have shown a massive commitment to North Wales and they have shared our desire to ensure that the areas in which developments take place benefit economically.
“This has included enabling us and our sub-contractors to provide apprenticeships and training across a range of construction skills and to maintain an effective and skilled building industry workforce in the area. This has been vital in ensuring that when major projects arise that companies like ours have the skills and the competencies to carry them out and that is a boost to the local economy and to employment.”