Hale Construction begin work to support ex-servicemen and women

Clydach DemolitionHale Construction, working with their client Grŵp Gwalia commenced work in January 2016 to preserve the heritage of a Swansea Valley war memorial and transform a former hospital & its grounds into 14 new homes.

The site encompasses the historical and emotional connection residents have with Clydach War Memorial Hospital, which was built for the community by the community, through contributions from residents to support veterans returning from the WWI.

The site is that of the former Clydach Memorial Hospital and is surrounded by residential developments, located on a parcel of land bounded by Waverley Street in the East, Martin Street in the West and Quarr Road on the North.

Existing buildings of the former Clydach Memorial Hospital are being demolished as part of the project, apart from the main hospital frontage building facing Quarr Road, which is to be converted into four apartments. 

 The War Memorial is being sensitively restored whilst retaining a building which has such significance and heritage attached to it.

To the rear of the main building are a series of outbuildings, plant rooms and stores. These are to be demolished and in their place will be ten new homes, comprising of two and three-bedroom houses and bungalows.

Four apartments within the historic frontage will form part of the charity’s Wales Homes for Veterans initiative. The remainder of the building will be demolished to make way for the new houses, to meet the demand for affordable accommodation within the Clydach area, and bungalows for older people or those in need of low-level access accommodation.

With a contract value of £1.58M the scheme will take 64 weeks to complete.

 

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