ClwydAlyn set to build £63 million of new homes
Leading social housing providers ClwydAlyn Housing Limited is set to create 380 affordable, sustainable homes for local people across the region costing around £63 million.
The developments have been financed with £37 million of Welsh Government funding secured in partnership with local authorities, together with private finance arranged by ClwydAlyn.
ClwydAlyn, who currently manage over 6,000 homes and employ more than 700 people across seven county areas, completed a total of 277 new homes and one community hub in the last financial year, including 200 specialist extra care apartments in Anglesey, Flintshire, Wrexham and Conwy County areas..
The total number of homes developed by ClwydAlyn during the last two years, combined with those currently being built, or proposed for the years ahead, represents a total investment of £221 million covering the creation of a of 1,435 homes.
Craig Sparrow, Executive Director of Development for ClwydAlyn said:
“In Wrexham County last year we completed Maes Y Dderwen, a state-of-art extra care development with 60 apartments, promoting independent living for older people and we’ve recently also welcomed new residents to a development of 50 general apartments in Rivulet Road.
“We’re also currently creating new homes in Pontfadog and we are proceeding with proposals for 70 homes in Brymbo.”
“In Flintshire, we completed the Llys Raddington Extra Care scheme with 73 one and two bed-apartments. The scheme not only offers an excellent housing option for older people from across the county, it is also a key factor supporting the wider regeneration of Flint town centre.
“Looking to the future, we are currently working to create 31 homes at the Boar’s Head site in Ewloe and 30 new homes at the Albion site in Connahs Quay. We are also in the process of drawing up plans for around 66 new homes on land at Mynydd Isa.”
“In Denbighshire we have secured £2.1m of grant funding towards the final phase of regeneration work in Rhyl and we are creating new homes in Crescent Road, Water Street and Edward Henry Street. We’re currently nearing completion on a development of 12 apartments and 4 houses in Westbourne Avenue, near Marine Lake.
“We also won £5.6m towards our £8 m new ‘Innovative Housing Project’ creating 38 new homes at Llanbedr Dyfryn Clwyd. The structure of these homes will be manufactured off-site by a firm in Bala using Welsh timber, employing local people. The homes will be highly insulated and energy efficient with heating and hot water coming from a communal air source.”
“In Conwy County area we have completed four new extra care apartments and Hwb yr Hen Ysgol in Llanrwst and we have recently started work on a development of 31 new apartments on land off Lawson Road as part of our commitment to the regeneration of the area.”
“We have been working closely with the Isle of Anglesey County Council on a number of important developments, completing the Hafan Cenfi extra care scheme in Llangefni with 63 apartments, and with just five hours to spare before the cut-off deadline we were able to secure funding to purchase two sites near Coleg Menai for 68 new homes to be built.
“We were also able to start work on 13 new homes in Llanfechell where there is space for a further 18 homes to be progressed in the future. We have also completed 7 homes in Garreglwyd Parc, Holyhead and 6 new homes in Newborough.”
“In addition, we have also developed 14 ‘Rent-to-Own’ properties across the region, enabling local people to gain their first step on the housing ladder,” Craig added.
Clare Budden, Group Chief Executive of ClwydAlyn said:
“We know there is a significant shortfall of social and affordable housing across Wales, with increasing levels of homelessness, growing waiting lists and too many people living in poor quality and short-term housing.
“We are working in partnership with local authorities and other agencies and working hard to deliver our mission; – ‘Together to beat poverty.’ We firmly believe that by building new affordable homes, working in partnership, and through delivering a range of support services, we can encourage and help people to live well and build their own strong communities.
“We have a total of 792 homes either completed during the last two years, in progress, or about to start on site. We have proposals for another 643 homes for the years to come, representing an overall investment total of £221 million and 435 homes.
“We would like to thank the Welsh Government and all our Local Authority partners from across the region for their support in helping us to provide these vital homes bringing hope and joy to local people for generations to come.”