Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

Local Contractors Win Work On Ysgol Bae Baglan

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

Local contractors have been awarded work packages by the company delivering Ysgol Bae Baglan on behalf of Neath Port Talbot Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Worth over £13m in total, contracts for early works have been awarded to local businesses based in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea Bay area. The jobs cover a range of trades and services, including the provision of site accommodation and site security; brickwork; scaffolding; tarmac and asphalt surfacing works; and windows and curtain walling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wernick, Port Talbot Brickwork, Rowecord Total Access Ltd. and Cemex are all Neath Port Talbot based companies benefiting from the construction of the new school, which is being built by Bouygues UK. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

More recently, demolition works and the contract to provide soft flooring throughout the new school have also been let to local companies Cuddy and Craftsman Flooring. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Following a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event – where local contractors had chance to find out more about the project – the contractor has been working closely with Neath Port Talbot Council’s business development team to appoint local subcontractors and suppliers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Ali Thomas OBE said the Council is committed to supporting local businesses in the County Borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I am delighted to see that Bouygues UK is working with us to provide trading opportunities for local businesses wherever possible. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Creating local job opportunities is one of our key priorities and we want to ensure that local people and businesses benefit from investment and construction projects such as this one.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In addition to works confirmed with regional businesses, contracts worth more than £16m have been awarded to other Welsh based companies, meaning a total of 80% of the contracts so far have been awarded to businesses in Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Neil Clark, Contracts Manager at Rowecord Total Access Ltd. said: “The contract on Bae Baglan has given us continuity of work over the duration of the build. We have also been able to improve the skills of our employees on site with training arranged by Neath Port Talbot Council. This will put us in a good position to grow and gain contracts on future developments.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Kevin Lewis, Managing Director of Craftsman Flooring Limited added: “Having established our Head Quarters at Seaway Parade, Baglan over 25 years ago it was an excellent opportunity to secure a contact with Bouygues UK, one of our supply chain partners. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have worked with them on numerous prestigious schools and college projects throughout South Wales in recent years and it is pleasing to have the opportunity to continue that relationship at Ysgol Bae Baglan. We have worked closely with our client and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to provide a finish that provides an exceptional quality environment for its occupants.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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