Cowlin Construction

Local Contractors bid for share of £5.7m project

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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.

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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.”

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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 of work.

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 future projects.”