Project Overview


Client: Wales and West Housing
Contract: PPC 200
Estimated Value: £6.35m
Completed: October 2016

Information


Llys Glan Yr Afon contains 48 1 & 2 bedroom Extra-Care apartments including communal areas for Wales & West Housing. This development is unique as it is the first in Wales to cater for full adult demographic.

The building is split into two blocks, each apartment within encompasses a kitchen/lounge area, wet room and bedroom. Units are centrally linked with a warden call system for easy access to care and assistance should it be required. The main building houses a communal lounge, commercial kitchen, hair salon, orangery cafe and gardens with a summer house to be enjoyed by residents.

“We are delighted to have worked in partnership with Anwyl Construction to bring extra care housing to Powys. Residents have happily settled in and are enjoying living in a well built, high quality, attractive facility in the heart of Newtown.”
Shayne Hembrow – Deputy Chief Executive, Wales and West Housing

Anwyl Construction were a new face in the area of Newtown, it was important for the project team to create good working relationships with their neighbours.

Anwyl hosted a Meet the Buyer event to invite all local traders, suppliers and contractors to meet with the project team for an exclusive opportunity to discuss the works packages. This allowed Anwyl to appoint local companies previously unknown to them with the added benefit of an uplift in local employment, providing a positive impact on the local economy. As part of this initiative to employ local people, 4 additional site staff were employed from within the community, including an assistant site manger. During their time on site, Anwyl engaged with many local schools and the local college.

Anwyl conducted site safety themed activity days at two local primary schools and following this, hosted on site tours of the build in progress. The project team had the aim of encouraging children to consider a career in construction, as well as delivering the message of how to stay safe around the site for the duration of the construction. Still with career prospects in mind, Anwyl site managers delivered careers advice workshops in Newtown college to construction/engineering students. This was greatly received by all pupils.

The building is split into two blocks, each apartment within encompasses a kitchen/lounge area, wet room and bedroom. Units are centrally linked with a warden call system for easy access to care and assistance should it be required. The main building houses a communal lounge, commercial kitchen, hair salon, orangery cafe and gardens with a summer house to be enjoyed by residents.

“We are delighted to have worked in partnership with Anwyl Construction to bring extra care housing to Powys. Residents have happily settled in and are enjoying living in a well built, high quality, attractive facility in the heart of Newtown.”
Shayne Hembrow – Deputy Chief Executive, Wales and West Housing

Anwyl Construction were a new face in the area of Newtown, it was important for the project team to create good working relationships with their neighbours.

Anwyl hosted a Meet the Buyer event to invite all local traders, suppliers and contractors to meet with the project team for an exclusive opportunity to discuss the works packages. This allowed Anwyl to appoint local companies previously unknown to them with the added benefit of an uplift in local employment, providing a positive impact on the local economy. As part of this initiative to employ local people, 4 additional site staff were employed from within the community, including an assistant site manger. During their time on site, Anwyl engaged with many local schools and the local college.

Anwyl conducted site safety themed activity days at two local primary schools and following this, hosted on site tours of the build in progress. The project team had the aim of encouraging children to consider a career in construction, as well as delivering the message of how to stay safe around the site for the duration of the construction. Still with career prospects in mind, Anwyl site managers delivered careers advice workshops in Newtown college to construction/engineering students. This was greatly received by all pupils.



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