Regeneration of former derelict pub site is underway


Anwyl Construction is set to deliver another partnered development, kickstarting construction at its latest affordable housing project.

Work is set to begin at the £3.5million regeneration of the former Boars Head pub in Ewloe, Flintshire, for social housing provider, ClwydAlyn.

Anwyl Construction negotiated a full turnkey package solution with ClwydAlyn, comprising acquisition of land, securing planning permission and carrying out all construction works. Together the two organisations have been able to identify specific housing needs and plan projects around defining factors including age, care provision and location.

Tom Anwyl, Managing Director of Anwyl Construction explained:

Our partnered approach to development is working incredibly well and we are finding that social housing providers are particularly receptive to this. There is a major housing shortfall, coupled with a lack of land acquisition and funding, and this model essentially plugs that gap.

Demolition of the former pub took place several months ago, followed by enabling works in preparation for construction work to start imminently. The development includes 28 one and two bedroom apartments for over 55’s as well as three houses for families.

The former Boars Head public house had lain empty for several years and had become an eyesore for local people. The regeneration of the site has been welcomed, with much anticipation to see the development come to completion in late Autumn 2020.

Tom Anwyl continued:

At the heart of our partnered approach is a vision to provide quality social and affordable housing within our local communities. This scheme will add an alternative solution amongst the local housing landscape, offering over 55’s and families a fantastic place to live.

Craig Sparrow, Executive Director of Development for ClwydAlyn added:

We are delighted to be involved with this exciting project and have worked so closely with Anwyl Construction to secure this opportunity. Local people have fond memories of the former pub and the happy times it no doubt provided. We do though hope that the creation of such a quality development for a mix of ages will provide more happy memories long into the future.

He continued:

Bringing back into use land which is ‘brown field’ is crucial to providing the numbers of new homes Wales badly needs and we at ClwydAlyn are pleased to be part of this approach.