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Tenants move into their new homes in Denbighshire


Residents Callum and Sammi 18 tenants have recently moved into a new housing development which has been built in Ruthin.

Seen as one of ClwydAlyn’s most innovative developments, a total of 63 new homes are being developed at the Glasdir site, and a total of 18 homes are now ready for people to move into.

This project was delivered in partnership with ClwydAlyn Housing Association, Welsh Government, Denbighshire County Council and Bala based contractor Williams Homes, with more than £9.1m invested by Welsh Government.

The development includes a mixture of homes that comprises one, two, three and four bedroom homes, varying from bungalows, apartments, semi-detached and detached homes as well as adapted bungalows designed by JHP Architects.

Works began in April 2021 and keys are now being handed over this week to 18 new tenants.

Head of Technical, Innovation and Climate at ClwydAlyn, Tom Boome said:New homes

“All these homes have been constructed using low carbon technologies where the development has used a structural timber frame solution that combines with modern construction methods to create dwellings that have improved airtightness and thermal performance characteristics.

“This has enabled ClwydAlyn to present homes that will have a considerable reduction in heat loss, with lower energy demands that will contribute to lowering our carbon emissions, with the aim to also generate annual savings on energy bills.

“This scheme will play a significant part in reducing our carbon footprint and also plays a pivotal role in ClwydAlyn’s Environmental and Sustainability vision where our goal is to  address climate change challenges in a sustainable and economic way.”

Tony Hughes, Commercial Director of Williams Homes explained:

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with ClwydAlyn to create much needed affordable homes for local people. The construction of the state of the art timber framed homes with wood fibre insulation  has played a role in creating employment opportunities, and through the Construction Industry Training Board pilot scheme has supported offenders at HMP Berwyn via a mentoring scheme that sees offenders trained in trades such as bricklaying, plastering, joinery and welding whilst in prison to ensure they are able to move into stable employment on release.”

New resident LizzyCllr Rhys Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities at Denbighshire County Council said:

“It is great to see these homes now complete here in Glasdir, in what has been the most challenging of times. These high-quality new builds are providing much-needed housing to tenants and families and I’d like to wish them well in their new homes.

“I’d like to thank everyone who played their part in the development so far– it is a fantastic achievement for us all.”

Tom Boome added:

“We are delighted with what has been achieved so far at the Glasdir site for ClwydAlyn and our partners. Not only does it form a significant part in our house building programme, where we aim to deliver to deliver a further 1500 new homes in North Wales by 2025; it has also provided us with the knowledge and skillset needed to enable us to peruse our green ambitions and continue to build houses that are fit for the future.”

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