AN APARTMENT development for older people aged 55 plus is chugging along - despite delays. 

Llys Llên, on Nant Hall Road in Prestatyn, at the site of the former library building, is nearing completion.

The social rented apartments were expected to be completed in May. 

The development features a commercial space on the ground floor and 14 one-bedroom apartments on the first and second floor.

A resident told the Journal: "It currently looks like a building site."

Another person commented:  "The work is way over schedule and has been very stop start".

Rhyl Journal: The social rented apartments on Nant Hall RoadThe social rented apartments on Nant Hall Road (Image: Newsquest)
A spokesperson for Denbighshire County Council said: "The council is delighted that the development of new apartments on the former library site in Prestatyn is now nearing completion.

"Building on a site in a busy town centre is particularly challenging as we aim to minimize disruption from works in the adjacent highway but once the development’s complete we’ll be expecting residents to move into their new homes in the New Year."

Denbighshire County Council awarded the contract for the development to Bodelwyddan-based Wynne Construction.

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Mark Wilson, Wynne Construction project manager, told the Journal in May that work on the new apartments were "on track for completion in Spring 2023".

He said at the time: "Work on the new apartments has been progressing well and we are on track for completion in Spring.

“The internal works are continuing, and we are due to begin the installation of ground source heat pumps, which will involve drilling in several locations around the site and is expected to take up to eight weeks.


“Local residents have also been notified of this work and we thank them for their patience while this disruptive process on site is completed. Following this, we will begin consolidating the drainage, services, and external works to allow for a new access route, carpark, and bin store to be built on site.

“Wynne Construction is committed to delivering high-quality social housing builds and it has been fantastic working with the team and Denbighshire Housing on this project."

Denbighshire County Council confirmed at the time that the apartment development was set to be finished in May.