31 Oct Llys Raddington
Llys Raddington Extracare, Flint
Work has now been completed on a £9m state-of-the-art Extra Care centre for older residents in Flintshire.
Some 72 self-contained one and two-bed apartments with a range of communal facilities have been provided on the former Earl Lea site in Flint town centre.
Communal facilities include a café, restaurant, hairdressers, sky lounge, Offices and multi-purpose rooms that can be used as a small cinema, to hold workshops and act as an I.T. space.
John McCall Architects designs focused on a block wrapped around a central landscaped courtyard. The elevations were designed to create a variety of vertical frontages by using a mix of materials including brick, finished concrete blocks and cladding to break up the elevations into smaller scale elements.
The overall site was developed in tandem with a new Health Centre which has also recently been completed and has helped to redevelop a large part of Flint Town centre.
Director at John McCall Architects, Carl Grannell, said: “There is a long-term need for independent, extra care living in Flintshire and this high quality scheme will expand the choice available.
“It has been designed to complement the character of the old town centre and urban neighbourhood.
“Residents will benefit from secure living accommodation in a town centre location within easy walking distance of all local facilities such as the library, sports centre, other housing and a retail park.”