Contract: JCT Design & Build 2011
Estimated Value: £8M
Completed: September 2018
Hafan Cefni Extra Care scheme in Llangefni, is a development for ClwydAlyn developed in partnership with the Isle of Anglesey County Council. The development provides 63 self-contained apartments, 15 of which are specially dedicated to Dementia care.
In addition to the 63 apartments, the building contains a café, restaurant, communal lounge area, hairdressing salon, buggy storage, guest bedrooms, staff offices, landscaped gardens and car park. The innovative design of this building encompasses a secure garden with safe walking loops for residents with dementia needs.
Each apartment is equipped with the very latest hi-tech telecare and security system equipment, ensuring that help or assistance is just a touch of a button away. The whole scheme is designed to ‘Secure by Design’ standards to enhance tenant’s sense of security. The aim is to maintain independence as far as possible, backed up by care and support as residents need it, to provide peace of mind now and for the future.
The project achieved BREEAM Very Good in line with the BRE Green Guide. Specific design and construction considerations to achieve this included insulation and air tightness leading to a reduced energy demand. The building was constructed using heavyweight materials to give high thermal mass, allowing the building to adapt to ever changing future climates, with a sustainable urban drainage system also incorporated.
The site is situated in close proximity to Coleg Menai Llangefni campus, home to the Construction Skills Centre. We worked in partnership with the college to offer work experience placements on the Hafan Cefni site for students currently studying construction courses. Through our partnership with The Pennaf Housing Group, we facilitated six apprentices learning their trades at the development.
It’s great that we have so many apprentices here because it’s important that we can show the Welsh Government that we are providing local apprenticeships and using locally-sourced labour and supply chains. It’s all about spending the Welsh pound in such a way as to benefit the economy here on Anglesey, in North West Wales and across North Wales and at Pennaf we are committed to working with partners like Anwyl Construction to create opportunities for apprenticeships and work experience.
Jeff Williams, Development Officer – ClwydAlyn
We have had apprentices and trainees working here throughout the contract and covering virtually all the building trades. I began with Anwyl as an apprentice myself and they have always encouraged staff to take responsibility and do courses so there is a clear career path for someone young coming into the industry and the opportunity to develop a career.
Anwyl Partnerships Site Manager, Andy Adamson
During the course of the project, a total of £3822 was invested into the community via in-kind cash donations and facilitating community projects.