Work set to begin on Welshpool extra care scheme
ClwydAlyn Housing and Powys County Council are to deliver a ground-breaking extra care scheme on the site of former council offices in the heart of Welshpool’s town centre.
The extra care development ‘Neuadd Maldwyn’, located on Severn Road, will feature 66 self-contained one and two bedroom apartments. The scheme will offer independent living combined with care and support, bridging a gap of older persons housing in the area. Local Powys residents will be given priority to the new apartments upon completion in 2023.
Work is set to commence on site in August 2021, starting with site clearance and creation of new access routes. The historic Neuadd Maldwyn building will be restored and sympathetically extended as part of the development programme, providing a wealth of onsite services and provisions for use by residents and the local community.
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.
Craig Sparrow, Executive Director of Development at ClwydAlyn, said: "The transformation of this historic building into high quality new extra care accommodation will address a key need for affordable housing for older people in the local area.
"We're delighted to be working in partnership with Anwyl Partnerships and Powys Council to bring the scheme to fruition and create a vibrant new hub in the community, as well as boosting local employment."
Anwyl Partnerships will be delivering construction works at the site, utilising their extensive expertise in the niche extra care sector.
Mike Nevitt, Managing Director at Anwyl Partnerships explained: “This is a brilliant site and a wonderful building that will be redeveloped to create new homes for local people. “We are working in partnership with ClwydAlyn and Powys County Council to ensure the needs of the local community are met as well as all other stakeholders. Not only will the scheme provide a unique residential offering for older people, but also breathe new life into this fantastic building. Development of the scheme will also create employment opportunities for local people through ourselves as part of the build, as well as a host of additional positions once completed and fully operational.
“Community sits at the heart of this development and we look forward to forging links with local community members from the outset, having already started our first quarterly newsletter.”
Councillor Myfanwy Alexander, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Adult Social Care with Powys County Council, commented: “This is a significant milestone for this remarkable project which will make a great contribution to the life of the town, living a new role for this iconic building as well as providing homes for local older people.”
If you are 60 or over, and feel you would benefit from living in Neuadd Maldwyn Extra Care, you can contact us in the following ways:
Freephone: 0800 183 5757