Work begins on developing Pentre Canol, the extra care housing scheme for older people in Denbigh Thursday 26 April 2018

The construction of a brand new extra care housing scheme for older people in Denbighshire, begins this week (23 April) in the centre of Denbigh.

Work begins on developing Pentre Canol, the extra care housing scheme for older people in Denbigh

In a £12million investment, the Pentre Canol scheme at Middle Lane, Denbigh will see the construction of an extra care housing scheme for older people that offers independent living in 71 individual flats but also giving people the opportunity to enjoy and relax within some communal facilities.

Dylan Roberts, Director of Regeneration Services at Grŵp Cynefin said: “This scheme is a breath of fresh air for Denbigh, on the site of the former grammar school which has been declining for many years. We are pleased to begin the work on site and start the journey of developing the area to offer quality homes for older people of the area.”

Pentre Canol is a partnership project between Grŵp Cynefin and Denbighshire County Council with financial support coming from the Welsh Government. The new quality facility in Denbigh will offer older people the opportunity to live independently in individual flats, taking advantage of communal facilities available for eating, recreational and social activities.

The development will consist of 42 two-bedroom apartments and 29 one-bedroom apartments for people who want to live independently, but with support packages available if needed. Individuals who may need more formal care will also have a specifically designed living accommodation within the facility.

Starting work on the site, Grŵp Cynefin is proud to be able to work on a development of this size with local contractor, R L Davies from Colwyn Bay. The association has a good working relationship with R L Davies, who has collaborated on a number of development projects in the past. As part of the scheme, the construction company will ensure that many community and economic benefits remain locally and that apprenticeship or training opportunities for young people are part of the construction work on the site.

Delyth Davies, Commercial Manager at R L Davies said: “After months of discussion, planning and preparation, it’s always great to start the work on the site. Our team of staff will work diligently at Pentre Canol to reach the end goal of creating purpose built, quality homes for the elderly residents of the area. We look forward to working with Grŵp Cynefin and the local community over the coming months.”

Welcoming the news, Denbighshire Councillor Bobby Feeley, Lead member for well-being and independence said: “Older people will benefit from this high quality scheme, the north Wales economy will benefit during the development process, whilst Denbighshire and more importantly the town benefits from the economic wealth that the association, its staff and this project brings into our community. But most of all we will, in partnership, be working to meet the needs of older people with the respect and dignity they fully deserve.”

It is anticipated that Pentre Canol development will be finished during spring 2020.

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