Project Overview


Client: Wales & West Housing
Contract: NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (option C)
Estimated Value: £3.1m
Completed: September 2016

Information


Due to growing demand in the social housing sector, Wales & West Housing Association required a new regional office for their North Wales team. The new office building was designed with style and comfort, fully equipped for their contact centre, housing department and maintenance team to operate productively under one roof.

The 3 storey building consists of a reception area, various offices, break out spaces, staff amenities area and meetings rooms. Incorporated on the ground floor is an industrial storage area and depot, secured by a roller-shutter door system for exclusive use by the in-house maintenance department, Cambria.

Sustainable Home Building

The building was designed to be energy efficient to provide a sustainable facility for the client’s future expansion plans. PV panels installed on the main roof of the building, providing a 25KW array

There are car parking spaces were allocated specifically for eco-friendly electric vehicle charging and the car park itself was fitted with PV powered lighting. A hi-tech heating system using ground source heat pumps and a sophisticated building management system was implemented, as well as sensory activated lighting and hand washing facilities, controlling energy and water usage.

“We were delighted to work in partnership with Anwyl Construction on the development of our new office. They have a reputation for building good quality sustainable homes and have worked on a number of our affordable homes schemes. In addition, they are experienced in the construction of commercial buildings across the region both for the public and private sectors and they bring with it an expertise beneficial to the design process and achieving cost efficiency, buildability and sustainability. Their communication is also excellent, which is vital in our projects. Our new office is outstanding and the team on site was professional throughout the build.”

Craig Sparrow, Development Manager – Wales & West Housing Association

 

Throughout the duration of the build, Anwyl were engaged with a number of activities in the local community of Ewloe. Prior to commencing on site, Anwyl’s head office staff took part in a survey for Hawarden High school, providing information to enable year 10 pupils to complete a project based upon sustainable solutions for traveling to work. Following this, Anwyl teamed up with Wales & West and sponsored a trip for these students to put into practice what they had learnt about Eco-friendly transport, by completing a cycle trail at a near by forest, Llandegla.

The importance of reaching out to younger children and teaching them about construction and career opportunities within the industry was another major part of community engagement for this project. Anwyl arranged for members of the project and client team to visit 2 primary schools in Ewloe and delivered STEM workshops, teaching the children about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The pupils also received a talk on the topic of site health and safety.

The 3 storey building consists of a reception area, various offices, break out spaces, staff amenities area and meetings rooms. Incorporated on the ground floor is an industrial storage area and depot, secured by a roller-shutter door system for exclusive use by the in-house maintenance department, Cambria.

Sustainable Home Building

The building was designed to be energy efficient to provide a sustainable facility for the client’s future expansion plans. PV panels installed on the main roof of the building, providing a 25KW array

There are car parking spaces were allocated specifically for eco-friendly electric vehicle charging and the car park itself was fitted with PV powered lighting. A hi-tech heating system using ground source heat pumps and a sophisticated building management system was implemented, as well as sensory activated lighting and hand washing facilities, controlling energy and water usage.

“We were delighted to work in partnership with Anwyl Construction on the development of our new office. They have a reputation for building good quality sustainable homes and have worked on a number of our affordable homes schemes. In addition, they are experienced in the construction of commercial buildings across the region both for the public and private sectors and they bring with it an expertise beneficial to the design process and achieving cost efficiency, buildability and sustainability. Their communication is also excellent, which is vital in our projects. Our new office is outstanding and the team on site was professional throughout the build.”

Craig Sparrow, Development Manager – Wales & West Housing Association

 

Throughout the duration of the build, Anwyl were engaged with a number of activities in the local community of Ewloe. Prior to commencing on site, Anwyl’s head office staff took part in a survey for Hawarden High school, providing information to enable year 10 pupils to complete a project based upon sustainable solutions for traveling to work. Following this, Anwyl teamed up with Wales & West and sponsored a trip for these students to put into practice what they had learnt about Eco-friendly transport, by completing a cycle trail at a near by forest, Llandegla.

The importance of reaching out to younger children and teaching them about construction and career opportunities within the industry was another major part of community engagement for this project. Anwyl arranged for members of the project and client team to visit 2 primary schools in Ewloe and delivered STEM workshops, teaching the children about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The pupils also received a talk on the topic of site health and safety.



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