THE sale of a 4.2 acre site for 68 residential dwellings has gone ahead for an undisclosed sum at Llangefni.

Acting on behalf of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Wales biggest college group, Legat Owen has completed the sale to Clwyd Alyn Housing Association.

The site, which benefitted from outline planning permission, will see the development of a mixed tenure affordable housing scheme.

The sale forms part of a site wide redevelopment strategy which has this week seen the opening of a new £13.6m engineering centre on the Llangefni Campus.

The Canolfan STeM centre was officially opened by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

It will now provide a range of advanced engineering skills and training to local students.

Clwyd Alyn’s executive director of development, Craig Sparrow said: “We are dedicated to providing high quality affordable homes across North and Mid-Wales.

"We will be working with The Isle of Anglesey County Council and Welsh Government over the coming months to deliver another distinctive development providing an excellent housing option for local people.

“The purchase has been made possible thanks to Welsh Government funding and partnership support with The Isle of Anglesey County Council.”

Stephen Wade, director at Legat Owen commented: “We are pleased to have supported Grŵp Llandrillo Menai in the sale of the site to Clwyd Alyn.

"The buyer is one of the leading social housing providers in the region and we are confident that they will deliver a first-class product for the residents of Anglesey.”

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Executive Director Kath Coughlin continued: “The early sale of plots two and three delivers another phase of our ambitious site wide college redevelopment programme.

"The funds secured from the sale will continue to be reinvested in the college to further enhance our student learning experience.”