Former cinema site development on schedule for summer 2014 premiere
12:02pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
WORK is on schedule to complete the £7.2m extra care facility in Barry with the building on the verge of being weather-proofed.
The Hafod Care Association home on the former Theatre Royal site, Broad Street, Barry, will be the first of its kind in the Vale when construction is completed in 2014.
The eight-floor accommodation will comprise of 17 one-bed flats and 25 two-bed flats with the aim being to offer an accommodation option for older people to live independently, in the community.
Residents will be able to access care and support, depending on their needs and it is suitable for single people or couples, where one or both have need of more supportive accommodation.
The scheme, known as Golau Caredig, is supported by the Welsh Government and Vale Council in conjunction with the housing association.
The building will house a restaurant on the top floor, together with an internal atrium to provide natural light throughout.
Hafod Care managing director, Robert Wathen said: “The development of our extra care facility in Barry is progressing well and is on track to be completed by next July.
"The building is really starting to take shape now. Our contractors are just about make it wind and water tight ready for the autumn and will then be able to get moving on the internal construction work.
"We have continued to work closely with our partners at the local authority throughout the construction process and are confident that we will deliver a first-class facility for Barry's more mature residents.”
He added: “It is available for people over 55 who are able to live independently but with some support or care needs, we have already had significant demand for the one and two-bedroom apartments, even though they will not be ready to move into for another year.
“Anyone who is interested can get in touch with us at Hafod Care or through the local authority."