Nant Silyn Wrexham
The former Nant Silyn care home which was demolished to make way for housing

Work begins on £2.2m Wrexham social housing scheme

Chloé Vaughan

Construction has begun on a social housing scheme on the site of the former Nant Silyn care home in Caia Park by Liberty on behalf of Wrexham Council.

The development, which is scheduled for completion at the end of 2020, includes eight one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom houses, a one-bedroom bungalow, and a two-bedroom fully adapted specialist bungalow.

Liberty plans to install temporary timber and mesh fencing borders around the site to protect wildlife, such as badgers and otters, in the area.

This scheme is the first in a number of social housing developments earmarked for Wrexham, with homes at Plas Madoc currently in for planning.

Cllr David Griffiths, lead member for housing at Wrexham Council, said: “This will be the first council development to be built since 1991.

“The development will transform the site of the former Nant Silyn, which was closed four years ago, into a new community. The provision of new council properties will complement our ongoing work under the Welsh Housing Quality Standards which has seen hundreds of council properties modernised and brought up to 21st century standards.”

The scheme is designed by architecture firm JDA and engineering company MDA Structures.

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