22nd March 2024

Work starts on new health centre and 59 homes in Bridgend


Work starts on new health centre and 59 homes in Bridgend



Work to build a new health centre and 59 homes in Bridgend town centre will start this month (March). 


Sunnyside Wellness Village is being built on the site of the demolished council’s Sunnyside offices and former Magistrates Court. 


The work is being carried out by Linc Cymru (Linc) in partnership with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and with the support of Bridgend County Borough Council and Welsh Government. 


Development work stopped in 2021 after the contractor went into administration. A new contractor with sufficient experience of constructing health care and housing developments had to be found through a procurement process. 


Wynne Construction successfully tendered and are preparing to begin work on site at the end of March. Contractors will start clearing weeds on Monday 25 March.


Work to build the 59 homes will start in April and is due to be completed in early 2026. 

Councillor Rhys Goode, Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration at Bridgend County Borough Council, said: “I am delighted to see that work is restarting on the development of this new community facility.

“Once completed, this high-profile site is going to offer 59 much-needed affordable homes, a healthcare centre with consultation and treatment rooms, a GP practice, a specialist dental unit, a pharmacy and other facilities that will support the development of a vibrant, sustainable community within the town centre area.” 

The three-storey health centre will be complete in October 2025 and offer services including:

·      GP Practice

·      Community Dental Services

·      Sexual Health Services

·      Mental Health Services

·      Adult Audiology

·      Podiatry

·      Speech and Language Therapy

·      Community Paediatrics

·      Pharmacy

·      Integrated health and social care team


Patients will be transferred from Bridgend Group Practice, Ashfield and Newcastle surgeries and Bryncethin, Bryntirion and Quarella Road clinics.


The new centre provides the opportunity to strengthen the collaborative and integrated approach to delivering health and social care to the village, but also to the wider population; focusing on supporting and keeping people well in their own homes or near to home.


Julie Denley, Director of Primary Care for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board said: “We are delighted that we can now progress work on Sunnyside, and remain committed to creating a first-class wellness hub and primary care facility for the community.”


Sian Diaz, development director from Linc, said: “This is fantastic project that will see much-needed homes and a new healthcare facility brought to the centre of Bridgend.


“Like all our projects we will be working closely with our contractor and the local community to bring additional benefits to the area.” 


Steve Davies, construction director from Wynne Construction, said: “We’re really pleased to have been awarded this prestigious project and to be working for the first time with Linc Cymru. The team are looking forward to working in Bridgend and within the local community to provide affordable homes and a health centre.


“We’re hosting a Meet the Contractor event at the Bridgend Life Centre on Tuesday 23 April from 2pm to 6pm and invite residents and key stakeholders to come along to meet us.


“The Sunnyside project will also enable us to continue our dedication to the future of the industry through working with apprentices as well as local supply chain partners, and are committed to achieving our training targets, local engagement and to deliver a high-quality development to benefit the Bridgend region.”

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