Project Overview


Client: Wales & West Housing
Contract: PPC 2000
Estimated Value: £8.2m
Completed: June 2017

Information


The Tir Glas development is an affordable housing development in Greenfield, Flintshire. The development which consists of 58 affordable homes was delivered for Wales & West Housing whom Anwyl have worked with over several years on a number of major projects. The estate features the 3000th home provided by Wales & West Housing in North Wales and contains 44 houses and 14 apartments.

This development consists of 58 affordable homes, 44 houses and 14 apartments, including energy efficient 1,2,3 and 4 bed-homes. Some of the properties have been specifically adapted for wheelchair use and other easily accessible facilities such as low level cookers and other appliances.

Anwyl Construction has built many affordable homes for Wales & West Housing in North Wales. Tom Anwyl, Director, said: “We have enjoyed a key partnership with WWH over a number of years which has been very important to us and to the construction industry in North Wales.

“Together with WWH, we have insisted that the sub-contractors we used took on apprentices from the area and developed local supply chains because it is vital that major developments like this involve, invest in and benefit the local economy and community. We’re delighted to have completed their 3000th home in North Wales for them and look forward to building many more in the future.”

Shayne Hembrow, Deputy Chief Executive and Commercial Director for WWH, said:

“This is an important milestone as our ambition is for everyone to have a home that they can be proud of, in a place they want to live. Our plan for the next five years includes investing £250 million, delivering 1000 energy efficient new homes across Wales and investing in our existing properties. This will create more jobs and work opportunities and bring a substantial economic boost to local communities and businesses.”

Local School Engagement
Anwyl invited pupils from schools in the local area to have a look at the site whilst in the development stages. This is part of the company’s strategy of involving the local community in the development, whilst also teaching the children about safety on site.

Ysgol Glan Aber Year Five and Six teacher Jade Ashbrook said: “Wales & West Housing and Anwyl have worked really closely with the school to ensure site safety and engage with our pupils in a positive way.

“Children now understand the dangers and it’s also good they have had a chance to see and understand the building process from the start of construction to completion and families moving in.”

Local First
It’s vital that we work sustainably and 94% of spend on the project was with businesses in Wales, delivering significant economic benefits and creating employment opportunities.

Wales & West Housings, Housing Officer Ann Marie Rastin said:

“The relationship Anwyl has built with the local schools has paid dividends in ensuring the site has remained safe. Children made posters for a competition ‘What’s my Ideal Home’ and the poster boards, which have been on display at the site entrance, will now be donated back to the school as a thank you for their support.”

Residents met with Wales’ Minister for Housing and Regeneration
Residents of the housing development met with Rebecca Evans, Wales’ Minister for Housing and Regeneration as they marked a year since moving in. Rebecca visited to see how residents had been settling in since it opened in January 2017.

Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans said:
We invest in new affordable homes through our Social Housing Grant to help meet our ambitious target of 20,000 new affordable homes, and because it helps to boost the local economy, creating jobs and apprenticeships. It was fantastic to meet everyone involved in Tir Glas, including the residents who told me how pleased they are with their homes.

This development consists of 58 affordable homes, 44 houses and 14 apartments, including energy efficient 1,2,3 and 4 bed-homes. Some of the properties have been specifically adapted for wheelchair use and other easily accessible facilities such as low level cookers and other appliances.

Anwyl Construction has built many affordable homes for Wales & West Housing in North Wales. Tom Anwyl, Director, said: “We have enjoyed a key partnership with WWH over a number of years which has been very important to us and to the construction industry in North Wales.

“Together with WWH, we have insisted that the sub-contractors we used took on apprentices from the area and developed local supply chains because it is vital that major developments like this involve, invest in and benefit the local economy and community. We’re delighted to have completed their 3000th home in North Wales for them and look forward to building many more in the future.”

Shayne Hembrow, Deputy Chief Executive and Commercial Director for WWH, said:

“This is an important milestone as our ambition is for everyone to have a home that they can be proud of, in a place they want to live. Our plan for the next five years includes investing £250 million, delivering 1000 energy efficient new homes across Wales and investing in our existing properties. This will create more jobs and work opportunities and bring a substantial economic boost to local communities and businesses.”

Local School Engagement
Anwyl invited pupils from schools in the local area to have a look at the site whilst in the development stages. This is part of the company’s strategy of involving the local community in the development, whilst also teaching the children about safety on site.

Ysgol Glan Aber Year Five and Six teacher Jade Ashbrook said: “Wales & West Housing and Anwyl have worked really closely with the school to ensure site safety and engage with our pupils in a positive way.

“Children now understand the dangers and it’s also good they have had a chance to see and understand the building process from the start of construction to completion and families moving in.”

Local First
It’s vital that we work sustainably and 94% of spend on the project was with businesses in Wales, delivering significant economic benefits and creating employment opportunities.

Wales & West Housings, Housing Officer Ann Marie Rastin said:

“The relationship Anwyl has built with the local schools has paid dividends in ensuring the site has remained safe. Children made posters for a competition ‘What’s my Ideal Home’ and the poster boards, which have been on display at the site entrance, will now be donated back to the school as a thank you for their support.”

Residents met with Wales’ Minister for Housing and Regeneration
Residents of the housing development met with Rebecca Evans, Wales’ Minister for Housing and Regeneration as they marked a year since moving in. Rebecca visited to see how residents had been settling in since it opened in January 2017.

Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans said:
We invest in new affordable homes through our Social Housing Grant to help meet our ambitious target of 20,000 new affordable homes, and because it helps to boost the local economy, creating jobs and apprenticeships. It was fantastic to meet everyone involved in Tir Glas, including the residents who told me how pleased they are with their homes.



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