Kimpton have been appointed to work with Read Construction to deliver the mechanical services on three individual sheltered housing scheme projects in Wrexham.
The projects at Tir Y Capel and LLys Y Myndd are a mix of refurbishment and new build to create a whole new style of retirement housing. The aim by Wrexham County Borough Council is to help older residents remain in their own homes for longer, to allow them a better standard of living and ease pressure on the health service.
The Tir Y Capel scheme, originally built in 1985 and now redesigned by Ellis Williams Architects will involve stripping the buildings back to a bare shell and then adding new roofing, insulation, exterior render and upgraded windows to the exterior and total remodelling of the apartments on the interior. There’s also a completely redesigned communal space for use by all of the residents. These are used for regular social events as well as meetings and communal dining.
To the side of the existing building, four new apartments are being built to bring the total on-site to 21. LLys Y Myndd is a very similar specification, but slightly bigger, with 26 remodelled and refurbished apartments, when the project is completed.
As part of the mechanical specification, we’re also installing a new sprinkler system throughout the three blocks, to add a new layer of fire safety for the residents.
Air Sourced Heat Pumps for sheltered housing schemes
As is increasingly popular in recent projects, there’s a large renewable element to the mechanical services, with each of the apartments being heated by a 5kW Mitsubishi Eco Dan-Air Source Heat Pump via compact radiators and hot water provided by local electric heat.
We’re beginning work on-site later this month and the project is due for completion in Summer 2022. We’ll update you along the way when we have more pictures.