North East Wales

£9.5m apartments plan for empty Wrexham council offices

Grosvenor Road apartment plans Image copyright Pennaf Housing Group
Image caption The plans are to develop the sites of empty offices formerly used by the council

Over 60 apartments for older people could be built on the site of former council offices in Wrexham.

The £9.5m plans for Grosvenor Road have been drawn up by a housing association which currently manages an extra care project in Plas Madoc.

Wrexham council hopes to regenerate the area as part of the Welsh government's £100m Vibrant and Viable Places fund.

The plans include one and two bedroom self-contained apartments built around a core of communal facilities.

"It represents a major investment in the area," said Deiniol Evans, development director for St Asaph-based Pennaf Housing Group.

"This is a key scheme that will provide an excellent opportunity for older people to live independently in their own self-contained apartments."

Mr Evans said: "We will be working closely in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council and the Welsh government on this important development which will be funded partly with Welsh Government Vibrant and Viable Places, (VVP) support, as well as by private finance arranged by Pennaf."

If plans are agreed, the work could start next year with the apartments opened in early 2017.

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Image caption The council hopes to regenerate the area with Welsh government financial help

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