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It's estimated that the project could bring about a £50m boost to the local economy.
The development will provide a new medical centre and community resource centre, as well as 147 good quality, affordable homes across two sites on Kingsmills Road and neighbouring Rivulet.
The development, supported by £6.6m from the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant Programme, is progressing on time and on budget and the first residents are due to start their tenancies this April.
During her visit to the site the Minister, Jane Hutt said: "There are many benefits to this impressive scheme. Not only does it aim to provide a major boost to the regeneration of Wrexham town centre it will also provide attractive new affordable homes. Residents will also benefit from a fit-for-purpose community and medical resource. The scheme itself is also creating significant work and training opportunities for the wider community.
"I am sure this scheme will be a great success and I hope that this development will go on to benefit people in the local community for many years to come.”
Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing said: "We are thrilled to welcome the Minister today and show her how Welsh Government funding is being put to good use to provide more much needed affordable and good quality homes for local people. Wales & West Housing has a proactive and progressive partnership with Wrexham Council, as well as the Welsh Government, and through this we are all working to support the growth of a strong and sustainable community in the area.”
Councillor Mark Pritchard, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Planning said: “Work on this housing development is progressing well. I am delighted that this project is not only providing much needed homes for local residents, but also providing work opportunities for local people. A lot of planning has taken place I would like to thank everyone involved for their continued hard work.”
18 year old Jack Whitehouse is a bricklaying apprentice with AT Davies and Sons: "It feels really good to be part of making a change in my own town. It’s been really hard work but I love it as I wasn’t in a job before this. I can’t wait until I’m a fully qualified brickie!”
If you would like to keep up to date with the development, or have your say, then please visit www.hightownflats.com