Major developer Anwyl Construction has announced over £17 million in new contracts across the region, helping secure more than 100 jobs.
Anwyl will this summer start work on a range of major new works for a string of high profile clients – including Anglesey Sea Salt and King’s School, Chester. They are also undertaking multi-million pound projects for two of Wales’s biggest social housing providers, Wales & West Housing and Pennaf, whose headquarters are in St Asaph.
Anwyl director Tom Anwyl said:
“We are delighted to be able to announce that we have secured this work for such prestigious clients and for such major builds. This is important not just for us but also for the building industry and the local economies across North Wales. It also demonstrates that here in North Wales we have the skills and proven track record to deliver these kinds of work which in themselves are varied and present different challenges.”
The deals include a £1.2m salt cote (production facility) for Anglesey Sea Salt and an extension to the junior school at King’s.
“It also means that we are able to secure jobs, work and apprenticeship opportunities across North Wales. We do have a commitment to using local labour and local supply chains and this ensures that the value of these contracts goes to the local community. In any contract approximately 80 per cent of the money goes on wages and with virtually all the workforce recruited locally that means a massive boost to local economies.”
Anwyl, which employs 145 staff, recently saw the opening of a major £8.5 million extra care centre for Wales & West Housing at Llys Jasmine in Mold by Welsh Government Housing Minister Carl Sargeant.
It is also working on a £15 million project to create social housing for Wales & West at two sites in Wrexham – Rivulet Road and Kingsmills Road – where 147 new homes will be provided as well as community facilities.
Ahead of those schemes, Anwyl held Meet The Contractor events to identify local sub-contractors and they and Wales & West plan to repeat that process on future large-scale projects, including the £5.5 million plan to build 48 apartments, 38 of them extra care, at Severnside, in Newtown, in Powys.
Elsewhere they also plan summer starts for a Wales & West project to build 58 houses, at a cost of £5.7million, at Glan y Don, Holywell, as well as a £1 million Pennaf scheme for eight houses at Mountain Street, Rhos, Wrexham.
Another new project due to start this summer will see a £4 million 56-bed dementia centre built at Chirk Court, near Chirk, also for Pennaf.
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