A county council in Wales is preparing to develop a new later living scheme on the site of a former care home. Caerphilly County Borough Council is carrying out the work at what was the Ty Darran care home in Risca.
Site investigations are then planned, before demolition of the existing building takes place at the end of January.
When completed, the new scheme will be used to relocate existing Council contract holders from sheltered housing schemes in the area that have been programmed for closure.
The building will be designed with high levels of energy efficiency to reduce residents’ bills,whilst also reducing carbon emissions. It will also boast spacious apartments, with lift access to all floors. Apartments will also feature balconies, along with accessible communal garden areas.
Contract holders are currently being consulted on proposed designs for the scheme, including giving their views on the range of communal areas that could be incorporated into the facility and used for a variety of organised activities.
Cllr Shayne Cook, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said “The plans for this development are very exciting and unlike any of our existing sheltered housing accommodation; with high energy efficiency levels, and flexible communal and outdoor spaces offering increased opportunities to improve residents’ health and wellbeing.”