Flintshire social services first to move into new Ewloe office
Flintshire Council social services department will be the first to move from County Hall in Mold to a newly refurbished office complex in Ewloe.
Staff will being moving next week to the former Unilever office on St Davids Park, it is owned by Flintshire County Council and had been on the market from nearly £5m but didn’t sell.
The site has remained vacant for a number of years and saw several traveller encampments set up on the car park.
The office, which will eventually house up to 500 council staff, was costing the the local authority a reported £700,000 a year to maintain despite being empty.
Operating costs for the County Hall building in Mold currently stand at £1.2m a year, estimated maintenance costs for the next 25 years would be in the region of £26m.
The council announced earlier this year plans to demolish Phases three and four of County Hall as it was an “expensive building to run.”
Following the refurbishment work the Ewloe offices has now been renamed Ty Dewi Sant as a “demonstration of the Council’s commitment to the Welsh language.”
Social Services will be the first department to move, during the week of 26 November.
Education Services will move on 4 December, with Planning, Environment and Economy moving the following week 10-14 December.
A council spokesperson said:
“Ty Dewi Sant is part of the St David’s Park development which creates a strong locational link and provides a visible demonstration of the Council’s commitment to the Welsh language.
It is important to note which departments are moving and when, in case you need to contact the Council. All email addresses and telephone numbers will remain the same, in order to maintain continuity of service.
We have made every effort to avoid any disruption and ensure a seamless move for these key services.”
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