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Blind Veterans UK (St Dunstan's) £6m refurbishment of Llandudno Centre


Blind Veterans UK (St Dunstan's) £6m refurbishment of Llandudno Centre Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's), the national charity supporting blind ex-Service men and women is pleased to announce that local contractors Wynne Construction have been appointed to carry out the £6m refurbishment of the former North Wales Medical Centre in Llandudno to convert it into a new Centre for the Organisation.

Work is due to begin by mid May and the Centre will be up and running in Autumn 2011. The appointment was made after a shortlist of seven contractors were invited to submit tenders. Due to the specialist nature of the project, an in-depth analysis of the tenderers was undertaken, including evidence of relevant experience in converting listed buildings.

Robert Leader, Chief Executive of Blind Veterans UK said, "We are delighted to be underway with the refurbishment and hope to be up and running and in a position to open the Llandudno Centre in the Autumn of 2011. The new facility will help ensure that we are reaching more blind ex-Service personnel in need of our specialist assistance. It will enable them to access bespoke services and support, equipping them with the skills to lead full and independent lives. We have been overwhelmed by the welcome received from the people of North Wales and look forward to becoming part of the local community."

The new Centre will provide rehabilitation and training, teaching independent living skills, such as getting around safely, navigating a kitchen and IT skills. It will also include specially adapted leisure, dining and accommodation facilities catering for everything from residential training weeks, to nursing and respite care.

Chris Wynne, Managing Director of Wynne Construction said, "As an established firm in North Wales we are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract. Our proven experience in this field equips us to deliver the project to a high standard, providing Blind Veterans UK with the optimum environment in which to offer the best possible services to its beneficiaries. The project will also enable us to offer employment to a number of skilled workers in the area, as well as affording valuable opportunities for the future. The project has been widely welcomed by the local community and we are looking forward to getting started."
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