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Former hospital site will honour troops

Former hospital site will honour troops

Clydach hospital from the air A proposed redevelopment of Clydach War Memorial Hospital will honour its spirit by providing priority housing and rehabilitation services for ex-service personnel.

The development follows disposal of the site by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

In addition to 4 apartments already earmarked for individuals returning from service, a further 8 family homes will be created as a mix of houses and bungalows. Given the increasing popularity of community covenants for armed forces staff, it’s hoped these homes may also prioritise ex-service personnel in housing need.

A dedicated building for physiotherapy, counselling and support services will also form part of the development. The existing hospital building with its historic frontage and war memorial will be retained and upgraded under plans to be submitted to Swansea Council later this year.

Stuart Davies, our Executive Director of Property Development and Maintenance said: “Third sector organisations like Gwalia are increasingly acting as strategic partners with health boards and local authorities. We share their values and their commitment to meeting social needs.

“Our proposals for the Clydach Hospital site have been shaped by ABMU as well as other partner organisations. Like them we’re mindful how important this building is to local people and hope our plans meet with their approval. We’re in discussions with armed services charities to ensure our redevelopment builds on the spirit of the memorial and represents a living tribute to those brave men and women who’ve given, and continue to give, so much in service to this country.”