Plans to develop a new fully-integrated health, social care and housing centre in Tregaron are continuing to be revised following an initial unsuccessful tendering process.

At a recent meeting the Cylch Caron Project Board voted to explore new tender options for design and construction of the facility to ensure that it provided the best value for money, as well as offering fit-for-purpose health and extra care facilities for future generations.

The scheme is being developed in partnership with Ceredigion County Council, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Mid-Wales Housing and Welsh Government. It will consist of a GP surgery, community pharmacy, outpatient clinics and community nursing services, as well as extra care flats and integrated health and social care units.

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Social Services, and Chair of the Cylch Caron Stakeholder Board, said: “As partners, we are all committed to keeping this innovative and collaborative project across health, social care and housing moving forward. We are working tirelessly behind the scenes to redevelop existing designs.”

“We acknowledge that the planning process has at times been quite protracted, however it has been essential in terms of making sure we get it right. I would like to thank all of our stakeholders and particularly local residents in Tregaron and the surrounding area for their continued patience and understanding and we will provide further updates in due course.”

The Project Board continues to meet to work through the challenges that arise from a project of this complexity. The Board remains committed to the Scheme and continues to work constructively to deliver this important Ceredigion project.