Flint Town Councillors have welcomed the initial proposals for the redevelopment of the Cottage Hospital site.

At an extraordinary meeting of the town council on Monday, October 31, councillors were given a presentation by Flintshire Council, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and the construction firm Willmott Dixon about the redevelopment.

The site, which many councillors campaigned alongside residents to keep open as Flint’s hospital, will now get a renewed lease of life in becoming the home of Croes Atti 2: a care home designed with the latest care facilities and community rooms available.


Councillors were shown the new plans and were able to put questions towards the stakeholders regarding long-term investment, accessibility and safety.

Cllr Michelle Perfect, Mayor of Flint, said: “We all miss the old Cottage Hospital. The memories that it holds remain strong for all of us and it’s only right that we harness that passion to build a new start for our town. Croes Atti 2 will see Flint leading the way in our county with world-class social care and a step-up, step-down home for those entering and leaving hospital.

“Although we are at the early stages of this project, it will mean huge investment in our town and the creation of over 50 en-suite rooms for residents to receive exceptional care."

The design stage is expected to be passed during 2022 with the completion of the new site by early 2024.

The Leader: An artists impression of what the new care home could look like. An artists impression of what the new care home could look like. (Image: Newsquest)

Croes Atti 2 will more than double the number of spaces available at the existing Croes Atti. It will also be a net-zero building helping Flintshire to reach its climate change targets.

Cllr Paul Cunningham, leader of Flint Town Council, said: “To see the old Cottage Hospital site being given this renewed lease of life is heartening. Not only will we see the site rightfully returned as a place of healthcare and compassion, but it will ensure residents have a care home that is second to none.

"This investment will benefit local trades and those wishing to start a career in care.”

The pre-planning application will start in the near future and all residents will be able to have their say on the state-of-the-art facilities being proposed for the town.