Welsh housing association agrees £500m in construction contracts
Anwyl construction are delighted to have secured a place on a partnering contract which will share around £500 million of guaranteed work over the next 10 years under a pioneering project by Wales & West Housing to build 6000 affordable new homes in Wales.
For the first time in its history, the housing provider, which has a North Wales office at St David’s Park in Ewloe, has entered into decade-long partnerships with contractors as part of its commitment to solving the housing crisis in Wales.
The new contracts, will secure hundreds of jobs and deliver much-needed homes every year until 2028. A further 500 new apprenticeships are also expected to be created through the lifetime of the partnering contracts. Anwyl Construction were chosen from a shortlist of 40 and has been awarded contracts to work on developments across the North Wales region.
Shayne Hembrow, Deputy Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing, said:
“There is a chronic shortage of affordable housing in Wales and the best way for us to build more homes more efficiently than ever before is through these partnership agreements.
“We’re immensely proud of the fact that we’ve been able to guarantee such a high volume of work for so many companies over the next decade, which will help to secure jobs and provide a boost to the Welsh economy.
“Projects completed by our new partners and other contractors over the next decade will help us to contribute significantly to the Welsh Government’s house building targets.”
Tom Anwyl, Construction Director, Anwyl Construction, said:
“Our ethos is to forge long-term partnering relationships with our clients and we are delighted to continue our partnership with Wales & West Housing through our appointment on the 10-year development contract.
“We look forward to working with WWH to deliver significant benefits through our shared learning, skills and standardisation to deliver an ambitious development programme.”
What the new contracts will mean for Wales in numbers
600 the number of new affordable homes Wales & West Housing aims to build across Wales each year
500 the number of apprenticeships expected to be created as a result of the new contracts
£2.5 million the amount expected to be put back into community projects, through WWH’s Community Benefits, in areas where the new homes are built
270 the number of new affordable rental homes WWH has started building in Wales in the last six months
150 the number of new homes completed in the last six months to house families and single people in need of homes from local authority housing waiting lists.
8 the number of companies who will benefit from the new partner contracts with WWH