Energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE has completed construction on an extra care housing facility and 50 affordable apartments, on behalf of ClwydAlyn Housing Association.
The first of the new sites is Maes y Dderwen on Grosvenor Road, a new £10m extra care housing scheme for older people in Wrexham. The scheme recently received the award for ‘Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development’ at the LABC North Wales Building Excellence Awards 2019, which recognises excellence in the delivery of outstanding construction and workmanship.
Maes y Dderwen was built by ENGIE, on behalf of a partnership between Wrexham County Borough, the Welsh Government and ClwydAlyn. The site consists of 60 one- and two-bedroom high-quality apartments for rent and has been designed to meet varying levels of need for care and support, whilst ensuring residents can live independently in their own homes.
The site was officially handed over to ClwydAlyn at the end of 2018, but a phased move-in period was put in place to minimize disruption for new tenants, who each have their own self-contained apartment as well as access to a wide range of communal facilities and, for those tenants who require it, access to 24-hour support.
Andrew McIntosh, Regional Managing Director at ENGIE said:
“This exciting new and award-winning extra care scheme has become an integral part of the innovative range of housing options available for older people in Wales and we were delighted to work with partners to bring this scheme to fruition.
“The property provides high quality accommodation for tenants, whilst also offering dedicated care and support when needed, ensuring the older generation are able to enjoy life to the fullest whilst continuing to live independently.”
The second scheme built by ENGIE for ClwydAlyn is a £5m development of 50, one and two bedroom, affordable apartments, known as Rivulet Road and completed in March 2019.
“Rivulet was another great construction project to lead. The apartments have a modern interior and offer quality housing for the local community. We hope these apartments become happy homes for people and families from across the area.”