Important information

Coronavirus Update - All the information about what we are doing and how we are supporting you and our communities - More information

Work begins to provide new homes for older people in the Pen Llŷn area

Work has started on a scheme that will provide comfortable and suitable homes for local older people in the Llŷn area.

We are developing 28 purpose-built flats on the former Gwynedd Council building site at Frondeg, Pwllheli, which is conveniently located near the town centre.

The development is a joint scheme between Gwynedd Council and us – a north Wales housing provider.

The development comes in response to the lack of suitable accommodation for local people aged 55 and over and / or for anyone with care needs.

Daniel Parry, our Director of Development, said: “We are delighted to see the official start of work at the Frondeg site, Pwllheli so that we can provide convenient, quality and suitable homes for local people in need.

“As a company we are growing across north Wales providing housing, opportunities and contributing to the economy and the people of Gwynedd continue to be a priority and very important to us.

“We are pleased to be working with Gwynedd Council on this development as well as RL Davies, a construction company from north Wales.”

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Care stated: “This development is a significant step forward in addressing the needs of local older people in Pwllheli and the surrounding area.

“By working in collaboration with our partners at Adra, we will be offering a new provision that will make a vital contribution towards supporting older people’s independence.

“And by re-using an empty site in the town centre the project will also provide a welcome boost to Pwllheli’s economy and vibrancy.”

Whilst 24-hour care will not be provided at the site, the residential units will be of a very high standard and specifically designed for older people. The building will include a lift, and there will be a dedicated apartment on the ground floor for people with specialist needs. There will also be a communal facility where residents can spend time together.

Councillor Craig ab Iago, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing noted: “It is important to stress that this is a scheme for the local area as a whole.

“Older people in some communities may feel quite isolated and lonely, and this new development will provide them with an alternative option of living within a community of people in the town centre.

“A Local Letting Scheme will be drawn-up for letting these homes, so that suitable applicants with a local connection with the Pen Llŷn area will have priority.

“I would therefore encourage suitable applicants to register with the Council’s Housing Options Team so they can be considered for a tenancy.”

Linda Campbell, a board member and tenant, said: “It’s great news that Adra are developing 28 homes in Pwllheli on the Frondeg site, to support local housing needs for older people in the town. The local letting scheme will also help us prioritise people with a local connection to the Pen Llŷn area.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the building work start so we can make our plans a reality and create a supportive community of older people within these flats whilst working together with Gwynedd Council.”

 

To register your interest, please contact Gwynedd Council’s Housing Options Team:

 

Notes

Funding to build the development has been provided through a Welsh Government Social Housing Grant.