Contract: JCT 2016/D&B
Estimated Value: £8.5m
The aim of this project was to deliver an Extra Care Facility in Holywell for Registered Housing Provider, Wales & West Housing. The building features 55 apartments with communal facilities and garden areas, creating an end-to-end solution to supported, independent living.
Work commenced on the former Ysgol Perth-Terfyn site in July 2018, developing a project that aimed to provide a huge uplift to the local economy for the duration on-site and thereafter. The building consists of a four-storey structure, encompassing 43 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments. The Extra Care development provides 24-hour support for residents, including dementia care, managed by registered housing provider Wales & West Housing.
During the early stages of construction, our commitment to sustainable building saw us bring mobile machines on to site to crush the brick, hardcore and concrete from the old school so it could be recycled on-site to produce high quality aggregate and ensure a sustainable use of waste materials.
The Holywell Extra Care Development was secured in partnership with Procure Plus, marking the second extra care housing development in Flintshire for Anwyl and Wales & West Housing. We also worked alongside the community board at Procure Plus to agree and ensure many positive outcomes for the community surrounding the development. We managed to recruit five new apprentices as part of this partnership, as well as assisting with community work in opening new alternative education and training facilities at Holywell Town Football Club. In addition, we also utilised a locally procured supply chain, providing financial re-investment to Flintshire.
This is another great step forward for our latest extra care scheme in Flintshire. With the council having worked closely in partnership with Wales & West Housing and Anwyl Partnerships, the new facility in Holywell will provide excellent facilities to make a real difference to residents’ lives.
Councillor Christine Jones, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services
See a 360-degree-view of the completed Plas yr Ywen Extra Care development below…