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Castleoak hands over Wales’ first specialist brain injury centre
Ty Aberdafen in Llanelli

We are delighted to handover Wales’ first specialist brain injury assessment and rehabilitation centre for leading UK brain injury rehabilitation charity, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

The Tŷ Aberdafen centre in Llanelli comprises 18 high dependency ensuite bedrooms and six extra care apartments so residents can begin the transition to independent living. Facilities at the centre include activity and treatment rooms, a training kitchen, IT suite and vocational training area, two dining rooms, various lounge/sitting areas and a family room. Outdoor facilities include secure courtyards and gardens as well as activity areas.

Penny Blackmore, Divisional Manager at BIRT, says: “We are delighted with the new service we are able to provide in Wales and we would like to thank our construction partner, Castleoak, for a successful build.”

Mike McPeake, Development and Infrastructure Manager at The Disabilities Trust, the parent charity of BIRT, adds: “We have been very impressed with the Castleoak team throughout the programme. Their attention to detail, professionalism and overall commitment are at a level above that commonly found in the construction sector. There was a clear understanding of our specific needs as a care provider and the quality of work speaks for itself.”

Rob Needham, Pre-Construction Director at Castleoak, says: “We are very proud to have delivered this much-needed brain injury centre to Wales. With the project over budget and the architect and structural engineers already on board, we won the tender based on our ability to apply our specialist experience in care construction and engage in a value engineering exercise to get the project off the ground.”

Welsh Assembly Member, Keith Davies, was one of the first people to officially visit The BIRT Centre for Wales. He says: “The centre has first-class facilities and will be a great advantage for the people of Wales affected by brain injury.”

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