Local Contractors bid for share of £5.7m project
Local contractors from Neath Port Talbot have
been given the opportunity to work with a major contractor on the
construction of a £5.7m residential care home.
At an event hosted by the Council’s Business
Development Team, local contractors, including carpentry, ground
work, bricklaying and landscaping, met with Cowlin Construction to
discuss sub-contracting opportunities on a new residential care
home being built for non-profit housing and care provider Gwalia on
Moor Road in Baglan.
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Ali Thomas
said “The Council is committed to supporting local businesses and I
am delighted that we have brought these local businesses to the
attention of Cowlin Construction.”
“The company recognises the high calibre of
contractors available in Neath Port Talbot and are keen to work
together with these businesses and the Council to provide
employment opportunities for local people.”
The new sixty bedroom care home is the first
of 4 new facilities being built in Neath Port Talbot for Gwalia and
the event also provided sub-contractors with the opportunity to
discuss future builds.
Successful contractors will be placed on
Cowlin’s supplier database and asked to submit quotes for packages
Matthew Craythorne from Cowlin Construction
said “We are always looking to strengthen our supply chain by
engaging with local suppliers and contractors to enable us to
invest in local communities in which we work.
“Those who attended the event were asked to
complete a questionnaire which highlighted their skills and these
have been added to our database so that they can be considered for