A PROJECT which saw the transformation of a derelict youth centre into affordable homes has been opened.
The ribbon was cut by primary school pupil Adam Peters, alongside Carl Sargeant AM, minister for housing and regeneration, at a ceremony at the Cwrt yr Ysgol housing scheme in Flint.
The nine homes, on Prince of Wales Avenue, were backed by £531,000 of Welsh Government Social Housing Grant funding.
Adam, 10, a pupil at Ysgol Gwynedd – which is opposite the site – was given the chance to help open the site after he chose the name for the new development after finding out that it used to be the site of his school’s kitchen and dining area.
Adam got the chance to name the project after a collaboration with his school.
Also present at the official opening was Delyn AM Sandy Mewies, and town council representatives.
Mr Sergeant said: “Providing quality affordable homes is one of the Welsh Government’s top priorities and I’m pleased to see this commitment being delivered in Flint.
“The ‘Cwrt yr Ysgol’ scheme has also provided a boost for the local economy through the use of local trades and suppliers where possible as well as providing jobs and training opportunities.”
The new £1million scheme has been developed by the Pennaf Housing Group, which includes Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, in partnership with Flintshire Council.
Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Helen Brown said: “The council gives high priority to affordable housing within its local housing strategy and works in close partnership with local housing associations, including Pennaf housing group to achieve this aim.
“I particularly welcome the input of pupils from Ysgol Gwynedd in this development, some of whom may be future tenants of the scheme.”