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A ground-breaking ceremony has marked the start of work on a £3.89m project, which will see the redevelopment of the west end of Rhyl.

The Edward Henry Street scheme, which is a partnership between ClwydAlyn Housing Association, Denbighshire County Council, Welsh Government and NWPS Construction, will see 33 of the existing flats be demolished and the construction of 13 three-bedroom affordable family homes.

The new homes are part of Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Scheme for the redevelopment of the West End of Rhyl. Five of the new homes fall into the conservation area which will see the reconstruction of the facades to look the same as the existing properties in order to preserve the area’s rich heritage.

Head of Development and Growth at ClwydAlyn, Penelope Storr said:

“We are committed to working with our partners here on the Edward Henry Street project to meet the local housing needs in the area.

“This exciting regeneration project will build on our commitment to beat poverty here in North Wales as well as bring much needed affordable accommodation to the local area, offering new, modern homes that will meet the needs of the local population and provide an alternative to the saturated flat style accommodation that’s currently in the area.”

Built to high energy efficiency standards, these homes will be built with a timber framed structure and high levels of insulation, providing efficient low carbon homes. Ensuring the minimum amount of energy is needed to keep the homes warm, reducing energy costs, whilst providing a much greener and cleaner way of living.

Rhyl based construction firm, NWPS Construction LTD, will be delivering the construction work, utilising their extensive expertise in delivering construction projects across North Wales for over 20 years.

Brian Madden, Construction Manager at NWPS said:

“NWPS looks forward to working closely again with ClwydAlyn to deliver this project on time, within budget and maintaining our high quality build that ClwydAlyn expects.

“We’re also pleased to be working within the community where we are based, to be able to offer job security to numerous local trade persons and suppliers and to give much needed affordable housing for the local area”

“It is great to see the start of work on these new homes at Edward Henry Street as the Rhyl regeneration work continues. The Council is proud to support this project that will provide modern much needed carbon friendly properties to families. These homes will also have great energy efficiency in times of rising fuel costs.”

“I would like to thank everyone who has worked hard to move this fantastic housing project forward.”
Cllr Rhys Thomas
Lead Member for Housing and Communities at Denbighshire County Council

This scheme is part of ClwydAlyn’s development programme to deliver further 1500 new homes in North Wales by 2025 at an investment of £250m bringing the total number of homes in management to over 7,500.