Aberdare Extra Care, South Wales

Project: 40 independent apartments | Start Date: September 2018 | Completion Date: 28 June 2019

40 independent apartments (36 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom) for people aged 55 and over, within a single three-storey building

Project background

The extra care scheme for Aberdare is currently being built in F1 Modular’s factory in Newtown. The client is Linc Cymru Housing Association and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. This F1 Modular development will provide an extra care facility as part of a wider £50m Council investment to deliver modern accommodation to meet the needs of the growing, older population in the County. The Council has identified the need for 300 extra care places across Rhondda Cynon Taf as demand for new models of care and support increases.

What we are doing

F1 Modular is constructing the main elements of the development via 96 individual modules which will be fully fitted out, in its factory in Newtown, Powys, before delivering them to the site on which the ground works will have already been prepared, thus helping to reduce the construction period.

Facilities provided

The development will include 40 independent apartments (36 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom) for people aged 55 and over, within a single three-storey building. There will be on-site assistance for residents with decreased mobility and other care needs. The development will provide communal facilities including a dining room and café, hair salon, therapy room, lounge, laundry room, winter garden room, activity room and guest suite. Ancillary areas such as a kitchen, staff room and offices will be provided, along with a 24 space car park and a garden area which will be used in conjunction with Blaengwawr Primary School.

Testimonials

Following the ground breaking event on 1 June 2018.

“The Aberdare development is the first extra care development to be delivered by the Council as part of a wider £50m investment, to address the need for 300 new extra care places across Rhondda Cynon Taf. This is a bold approach to ensure a sustainable model of care for current and future older generations.

The Council is working closely with Linc Cymru over these developments, to deliver upon our commitment to provide state-of-the-art modern facilities that maximise independence and reduce the dependency on more institutionalised alternatives. I’m looking forward to seeing progress being made over the coming months on the Aberdare development.”

Councillor Geraint Hopkins, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Community Services and Welsh Language

“It was fantastic to meet representatives from Linc Cymru and F1 Modular on Friday, and discuss the exciting plans for the Aberdare extra care development. The ground has now been officially broken on the development site, which will begin to transform as this important development continues to make progress.”

Councillor Rhys Lewis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Well-being and Cultural Services

“We are very excited to start this development alongside both Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and F1 Modular. As a provider of care we are keen to ensure we enrich the lives of its future residents and we believe that the innovation and high specification of this build will enable us to do that.”

Louise Attwood, Linc Cymru’s Development Director

Project Partners

Linc RCT