A new health centre Glan Irfon, was officially opened in Builth Wells by the First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones. The £5.25million health centre is situated on the existing Brynhyfryd Care Home Site and is designed to bring more services closer to people’s homes. Stride Treglown Architect’s and Kier Construction worked closely together to bring the new centre to the local community.
The centre was developed to improve existing services to meet the current and future challenges for health and social care in the local population. The ground floor of the facility provides community based health care including clinical areas, dental, physiotherapy with residential flexible care home accommodation provided on the upper level.
The design was submitted to planning in August 2011 and was approved by the Welsh Assembly Government. The 1676m² facility has recently been awarded BREEAM Very Good by the BRE and completed after a 52 week programme.
Darren Wilkins, Director of Stride Treglown, comments;
“This is an exciting project that will bring a new model of health and social care to the community. The new centre will replace current services and will be better placed to serve the local community now and in the future. We’re very pleased to be involved with this development, which will offer a significant improvement in healthcare for the local people.”
Jason Taylor, Area Manager at Kier Construction says:
“We are really proud to have been involved in this important community healthcare project. We engaged with the local supply chain and community throughout and for every £1 that Welsh Government, Powys LHB and Powys CC invested in this project we generated £1.98 in the local community through the up-skilling and employment of local people.”