Aberaman extra care apartments, Aberdare: Offsite Construction of New Homes
This F1 Modular development will provide an Extra Care facility as part of a wider £50m Council investment to deliver modern accommodation to meet the needs of the growing older population in the County. The Council has identified the need for 300 extra care places across Rhondda Cynon Taf as demand for new models of care and support increases. 96 individual modules, which were fully fitted out with bathrooms and kitchens, were manufactured in F1 Modular’s factory in Newtown, Powys before being delivered to the site on which the groundworks had already been prepared prior to their arrival to help reduce the construction period.
The development includes 40 independent apartments (36 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom) for people aged 55 and over within a three-storey building. There will be on-site assistance for residents with decreased mobility and other care needs. The communal facilities include a dining room and cafe, hair salon, therapy room, lounge, laundry, winter garden room, activity room and guest suite. Ancillary areas such as kitchen, staff room and offices are also provided, along with a 24-space car park and a garden which will also be used in conjunction with the neighbouring Blaengwawr Primary School.
"We’re proud to be partnering with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and F1 Modular to build the first modular extra care scheme in the county. Using modular construction, the rate of development is far quicker than using traditional building methods, and we’re already considering how we can use this method again in the future." Louise Attwood, Executive Director Property, Linc
The project was partly funded by the Welsh Government’s IHP fund and the project was procured via the Welsh Procurement Alliance framework for Offsite Construction of New Homes.