Work on Chirk Court Care Home means there will be 66 places meeting a range of needs including specialist dementia care.
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, part of the Pennaf Housing Group, has been working in partnership with Wrexham Council on the redevelopment, which will see two additional areas providing specialist professional care, open in phases next spring.
Two of the four sections of the original Chirk Court were transformed last year with a £900,000 refurbishment programme providing accommodation for ten current residents as well as offices, laundry, office, hairdressing, staffing and medication areas.
The remaining two areas of the former building have been demolished and work is currently well under way on four separate new accommodation areas created to provide an additional 56 beds specifically designed to meet the care needs of residents with dementia. The new areas will have 14 beds in each of the separate ‘household areas’ within the larger scheme.
Contractors Anwyl, which completed the initial refurbishment last year, is also the contractor for the new buildings.
Deiniol Evans, director of development and technical services for Pennaf, said:
“Work is progressing well on the new areas which we expect to be ready for the internal fit out to progress early in 2016. It is vital major projects like this involve and benefit the community and we would estimate the majority of those working on this scheme will be from within ten miles of Chirk, ensuring most of the investment goes back to the area and involves and benefits local people.”
Kevin Hughes, senior community care manager for Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, said:
“The redevelopment of Chirk Court has been planned closely in partnership with Wrexham Council which identified the need for specialised purpose-built care accommodation to meet a range of health, care and support needs for older people, particularly with dementia care needs. We look forward to working with them as the scheme progresses.”
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