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31 March 2017 | Comment | Article by Caroline O'Flaherty

Hugh James supports new Linc scheme in Bridgend

Hugh James has supported Linc Cymru Housing Association (Linc) on the recently announced development of two new extra care and residential care schemes in Bridgend.

Caroline O’Flaherty, partner at Hugh James advised the organisation and prepared the legal documentation for the site acquisition, development and leasing.

Caroline said:

“We are proud to have worked with Linc for a number of years advising on the delivery of vital services to vulnerable people in Wales. We are pleased to have been involved on this innovative project for their latest scheme in Bridgend.”

Linc is a not-for-profit organisation, specialising in the affordable housing, social care and health sectors in Wales. Working in partnership with Bridgend County Borough and Welsh Government, the new scheme aims to create 86,500 sq. ft sites.

Situated at the former Archbishop McGrath Comprehensive site in Ynysawdre and the former lower Maesteg Comprehensive site, the schemes will be made up of 106 units and will comprise a mixture of general needs housing and housing for people aged 55 and over.

With seven extra care schemes across Newport, Cardiff and Blaenau Gwent, and over 330 apartments currently in management, Linc is the largest provider of this type of service in Wales.

Louise Attwood, Development Director at Linc, said:

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected to work in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council to deliver these new schemes. We ensure that our buildings and services are built around the needs of the people who use them, anticipating their future need.

This new scheme will offer people the opportunity to transition within their environment as their needs change rather than face the anxieties of moving to alternative accommodation. Both sites will have elements of general needs housing and housing for people who are 55+ to create a community village to bring different generations together and build a real sense of social inclusion and belonging.”

Construction work is due to commence in April 2017 and is set to be completed by September 2018.

Author bio

As a Partner in the Commercial Property team, Caroline O’Flaherty, specialises in acquisitions, disposals, property development and finance. Working across a variety of sectors, from office, retail, and industrial to leisure, Caroline has particular expertise in property portfolio management and leasing work.

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