Ainsley Gommon Architects


Wales and West Housing Association with Flintshire County Council


Mold, Flintshire


£8 million

Date Completed

Autumn 2013

Development Overview

This sheltered housing scheme provides 46 extra care and 15 dementia care apartments which promote independent and active lifestyles for older people. Situated in the town centre of Mold, Llys Jasmine offers access and opportunities to use local amenities whilst providing a backdrop of specialist care and support. Two additional assisted living bungalows sit alongside the extra care apartments providing a range of affordable housing options.

The three types of care are integrated to work side by side but have separate entrances. The dementia apartments are laid out around a central courtyard on the upper ground floor, offering a wandering loop linked to communal facilities and the main restaurant. The courtyard garden provides a sheltered and secure sensory space for the dementia residents, which is designed to encourage participation. Extra Care residents enjoy separate external and internal communal areas, providing a range of social and recreational spaces. Balconies provide valuable extended amenity space for residents. The communal restaurant is designed along familiar lines which large windows to allow both residents and visitors to look out over both the main entrance and the courtyard garden.

The scheme was awarded a UK Housing Innovation Award in 2015 for its approach in designing for people with dementia. Llys Jamsine was also awarded an LABC Cymru Regional Award for Building Excellence in 2014 and was shortlisted by Inside Housing as one of the six best Extra Care developments of 2015.