Local contractors given opportunity on £5.6m project
Local contractors from Neath Port Talbot have been given the
opportunity to work with a major contractor on the construction of
a £5.6m residential care home.
At an event hosted by the Council’s Business Development Team,
local contractors and suppliers, including builder’s merchants,
plumbers, builders and security firms, met with the Principal
Contractor for the scheme, Jehu Project Services Limited. They were
all given the opportunity to discuss sub-contracting opportunities
on a new residential care home being built for housing and care
provider Grŵp Gwalia on Dwr-y-Felin Road in Neath.
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Cllr. 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 Jehu Project Services.
“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 60 bed residential unit will include three internal
courtyard gardens in addition to a main garden. This will be the
second of four new facilities being built in Neath Port Talbot as
part of Gwalia's Improving Residential Care partnership with Neath
Port Talbot Council.
Michael Williams, Gwalia Chief Executive said: "As a Welsh not
for profit organisation, we are keen to ensure that our community
developments benefit those who use our services and support local
Successful contractors will be placed on Jehu’s supplier
database and asked to submit quotes for packages of work.
Martin Workman, Construction Manager for Jehu 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