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Ground-breaking project delivered at Nant Silyn in Wrexham

Liberty, the go-to people for property services have completed a ground-breaking project at Nant Silyn, which saw the first council homes built in Wrexham for 30 years.

Originally home to a disused and boarded up care home, Nant Silyn was the site of anti-social behaviour which was transformed into 14 much needed social housing properties.

The ground-breaking £2.2 million project delivered for Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC), was a challenging brief as we strived to ensure Wrexham’s first social housing site since 1991 was worth the wait.

The site comprises of 14 unites made up of eight-one one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom houses, a one-bedroom bungalow, and a two-bedroom bungalow which was designed and specified internally to meet the specific needs a tenant WCBC had lined up.

As the site was within close proximity to the River Gwenfro, the proposed development needed to be built for tomorrow, not just today. The local environmental factors made an impact on the planning stage to ensure the properties would stand the test of time.

Sustainability was key; we incorporated flood resilient construction to minimise the impact of any future flooding, built a badger run and fencing to protect local wildlife and installed rooftop solar panels and battery storage in the homes.

Councillor David Griffiths, Lead Member for Place – Housing, said: “This was an ambitious project for Wrexham Council and has supplied 14 lifetime homes for our tenants.

“I’m very pleased that we’re constructing Council homes and the properties have gone a long way to fulfilling the housing need of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”