The construction company WRW has been appointed as the contractor for the Cylch Caron Scheme. The news comes after Cylch Caron was awarded Welsh Government funding to design the scheme. The Llanelli based company was successful after a tendering process.

Funding from the Integrated Care Fund has allowed the Cylch Caron partners to instruct WRW to produce a detailed design of the scheme.

The impressive Cylch Caron scheme is being developed in partnership between Ceredigion County Council, Mid-Wales Housing, Hywel Dda University Health Board and the Welsh Government. It will provide a brand new building designed to provide health and social care services; together with specialist housing for people who have care needs in the Tregaron area.

Councillor Catherine Hughes, a member of the council’s Cabinet and the Chair of the Cylch Caron Stakeholder Board said: “This is an exciting development in building a much needed Integrated Resource Centre which will replace the existing Tregaron Community Hospital, Bryntirion Resource Centre and GP surgery.

Cylch Caron is going to meet a real need in Tregaron and the surrounding community. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved so far for their hard work and perseverance.”

Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James AM said: “I’m pleased to be able to announce this important step in the development of the new Cylch Caron Centre in Tregaron, which will bring important services under one roof, closer to the people who need them.

“By working together and focusing on early intervention, these services will help people to live active, independent lives.

“Cylch Caron is an excellent example of how the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund capital programme can bring about change by placing prevention, quality and transparency at the heart of our health, care and housing services.

“The scheme will help ensure that people can access services which will maximise their level of independence and help them to stay in or return to their own home as quickly as possible.”

Jon Williams, Managing Director at WRW Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Mid-Wales Housing Association, in partnership with Ceredigion Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board to deliver such an integral healthcare scheme for the local people of Tregaron and the surrounding area.

“The project will consist of a GP surgery, pharmacy, six flexible health and social care units, 34 flats, facilities for long-term care, day-care and outpatient clinics.

“Once complete, Cylch Caron will be a high-quality state-of-the-art Integrated Resource Centre and will be a fantastic addition to Ceredigion.

“We look forward to working with our local supply chain partners to provide employment and training opportunities throughout the project.”

The vision of Cylch Caron is to build on the existing resilience and commitment to caring for people in the Cylch Caron community. Through this the partnership will create an innovative, rural model of community-based care to meet care, health and housing need in the area that is fit for today and sustainable for tomorrow.