Edelweiss
Permission to demolish the hotel was granted in 2007

Anwyl progresses North Wales projects

Dan Whelan

Construction at Anwyl’s latest affordable housing scheme on the site of the former Edelweiss Hotel in Colwyn Bay has begun, with completion targeted for September.

The hotel, which closed its doors in 2009, has been demolished to make way for 31 apartments, including 14 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom homes. Construction of the ground floor of the building has started.

The £3.5m project is being delivered as a partnership between Anwyl and local social housing trust ClwydAlyn, which owns the site. Alwyn Partnerships has been selected as the contractor.

Anwyl is also on site with Clwyd Alyn at a £3.1m project in Connah’s Quay.

Tom Anwyl, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships, said: “This development is going to be a fantastic edition to Colwyn Bay, providing a number of quality homes for local people. We are underway with construction work and expect to achieve completion in September this year.”

Craig Sparrow, ClwydAlyn’s executive director of development, said: “This is an exciting development in the town…that helps to address the shortage of quality affordable housing in Conwy.”

The architect is Liverpool-based John McCall Architects.

Anwyl Former Grange Hotel

Work on another of Anwyl Partnership’s joint ventures, with housing provider Wales and West Housing, is also progressing.

Groundworks at the £5m redevelopment of Grange Hotel in Rhyl were completed in 2019 and the steel frame and all concrete floors and stairs have also been completed.

Work on the roof is now underway while metal framing for building the façade has started.

The development, which contains a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, is aimed at people aged 55 and over, and is due for completion in January 2021.

The hotel was destroyed by a fire more than a decade ago and the site was cleared in 2017 after having been left abandoned.

Simon Rose, senior construction manager at Anwyl Partnerships, said: “We’re extremely pleased with the pace of progression on site.”

Rhyl-based JPH is the architect.

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