Cartrefi Conwy have started work on an ambitious £5.2 million housing scheme in Llandudno Junction that will help sustain 70 existing jobs and create six new ones.
The development is breathing new life into the former primary school, Ysgol Maelgwn which closed two years ago when the pupils moved to a new super school, Ysgol Awel y Mynydd.
It is the most complicated project Cartrefi Conwy have worked on to date because the old school which opened in 1907 is architecturally important and many of the original features are being conserved.
We are working in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council who say the project will provide a boost for the local economy.
It is being part-funded by a £2.5 million Social Housing Grant from the Welsh Government and it’s hoped the first tenants will be moving into their new homes in the autumn of 2020.
The work is being carried out by Mochdre-based contractors Brenig Construction who have committed to employing local people and using local suppliers.
According to Brenig, around 90 per cent of the people working on the project will be from the county of Conwy.
There will be new positions for a trainee engineer and a trainee quantity surveyor.
In addition there will be four apprenticeships up for grabs via the Employment Academy set up by our subsidiary, Creating Enterprise.
The project is part of our £50 million strategy to create 400 new homes over the next four years.
Overall, there will be 27 new homes and Cartrefi Conwy have worked closely with Conwy County Borough Council to ensure the development meets local housing needs.