Mamhilad Park Estate has announced the latest letting in a string of recent transactions which have seen employment numbers grow to over 1,600 jobs across the Estate in the last three years.
The Estate has now been selected as the new home for Alzheimer’s Society’s regional headquarters.
The open plan offices, totalling 3,400 sq ft, were officially opened this month by Lynne Neagle AM, the Welsh Assembly member for Torfaen.
Kerry Phelps, Alzheimer’s Society’s Operations Manager for Gwent, said: “This new, central facility is ideal for us as it offers scope for expansion, particularly in relation to the implementation and development of Alzheimer’s Society’s 2017-22 strategy, The New Deal on Dementia.
“We had five offices – one in each local authority area (Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Newport) This is a consolidation of all five, bringing the whole team together from across the locality.
“We have 55 workers basedat the new site in total although many are out working in the community so there are 40 desks available to use.
“A central base will encourage more collaborative working, unifying the whole locality team across a number of services.
“We will be in a much better position to develop opportunities for and enable improved cross directorate partnerships. This will help to raise our profile and connect with other partners, internally and externally.”
The new office space was refurbished, by Johnsey Estates, on budget and on time.
Kerry said: “Johnsey Estates and their Mamhilad Park Estate team have been fantastic. They have been so accommodating, accessible and reactive to all requests and queries.
“The service has been faultless and everyone has been so supportive and approachable which has been invaluable when coordinating such a large scale move.
“I really can’t thank the whole team enough for everything they have done to enable this move to happen, on budget and on time!”
James Crawford, CEO of Johnsey Estates, said: “I am very pleased with the way that this refurbishment has gone, this is our best one yet.
“The in-house Mamhilad Park Estate team did a marvellous job in creating the new space and managed to deliver it on time and to specification by working as an efficient team during unsocial hours to reduce the impact of the work on existing occupiers in the building.
“I am also glad that the Alzheimer’s Society are so thrilled with their new office space and all the facilities included within it and the rest of the Estate.”
Picture caption: Picture 1: Grand opening: From left to right, Linda Wills (service user), Tim Mclachlan (Alzheimer’s Society, (Operations Director – local services)), Kerry Phelps (Alzheimer’s Society, (Operations Manager)), Eirwen Jones (Head of Region), Liz Williams (service user), Michael Simmons (service user), Lynne Neagle (AM, Torfaen), James Crawford (CEO Johnsey Estates)