Demoloition makes way for extracare scheme
Published by Paul Diggory for North Wales Housing Association in Housing
Artists impression of Hafod y Parc
Construction work is set to start on the new Extra Care Housing scheme in Abergele, North Wales.
Hafod Y Parc on Kinmel Avenue, Abergele, is being developed by North Wales Housing in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council and is set for completion in November 2013.
Demolition of the former residential home at the site has now taken place, and preparation work ready for construction has begun. Hafod y Parc will feature 49 one and two-bedroomed apartments and will offer independent living with care, designed to cater for the needs of each individual.
North Wales Housing and Conwy County Borough Council will liaise closely with the local community throughout, with regular updates about the development as the scheme gathers pace. Appointed building contractors K&C are already working with local schools as part of an engagement programme, as many pupils pass through the park, which runs alongside the site on their journey to and from school.
The new scheme will be of contemporary design set in this peaceful and tranquil setting and has been developed to be exceptionally high quality with modern amenities throughout. Building on the success of its first Extra Care Housing scheme, Llys y Coed in Llanfairfechan, North Wales Housing has been able to replicate key elements at Hafod y Parc.
The Extra Care concept is a relatively new one and is being embraced by older people wishing to retain their independence, safe in the knowledge that support is available as and when needed.
Phil Danson, Business Development Director at North Wales Housing said: “There is a clear need throughout North Wales for more Extra Care Housing that allows people to sustain an independent lifestyle with peace of mind through a care option.
Extra Care Housing facilitates this need and we are pleased to be able to announce plans to develop a second scheme of this nature in North Wales.
“A controlled demolition has now taken place, with preparation of the site ready for construction underway. We look forward to the project really beginning to take shape and gaining momentum.”
Cllr Chris Hughes, Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health said: “Modernising residential care is a key priority for the Council and we’re partners in four Extra Care schemes across the county borough. We want to provide the best possible services for local people and I’m delighted to see work start on this exciting new scheme right in the heart of Abergele.”
The project team includes K&C contractors, ISP architects and Capita Symonds project managers.