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Bramall Construction cements its success in North Wales

Changing the social landscape in Flintshire

Bramall Construction is continuing to transform social housing in North Wales and expand into new areas thanks to the company’s close working relationship with Flintshire County Council.

The leading community regeneration specialist has just been awarded a £1.5 million contract with the council to bring 450 properties up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard across the county. The package of work includes the installation of modern new kitchens to properties, with tenants having six designs and colour schemes to choose from.

Bramall, (which is part of the Keepmoat Group of companies), has offices in Flintshire, Llandudno, Liverpool and Manchester. Bramall anticipate taking on new apprentices to work on the scheme in the coming months and is committed to using local labour and suppliers.

The contract win brings the total amount of refurbishment work carried out by Bramall Construction for Flintshire County Council over the past six years to over £6 million.

Steve Parrington, Area Director for Bramall Construction, said: ‘This contract helps consolidate our strong working partnership with Flintshire County Council and we are very proud to be playing such an important role in improving the quality of homes in North Wales.

‘We will continue our commitment to creating apprenticeships where possible and employing local labour as part of this scheme.’

Bramall’s recent expansion in Flintshire comes after the contractor successfully brought 40 properties up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard on behalf of Flintshire County Council in April 2010.

The three-month scheme involved revamping kitchens and bathrooms as part of a £210,000 investment scheme in the Bagillt area of Flintshire. Following this work, Bramall has completed a further kitchen improvement scheme to over 200 properties, re-roofing to 40 properties in Bagillt and a £1.2million external group repairs scheme in Shotton.

Building Bramall’s community spirit in Wales

Bramall Construction is committed to reinvesting spend in areas where they are working. They are committed to supporting local businesses, creating employment opportunities and investing in local community projects and their work in Flintshire has been no exception.

In Bagillt, Flintshire, Bramall donated £1,000 worth of equipment to Bagillt Playgroup in Highfield Road enabling youngsters to benefit from a new shed, bikes and waterproofs, to encourage them to play outdoors.

Linda Jones, Bramall’s Senior Resident Liaison Officer, said: ‘There are 15 children at the playgroup and the group heavily relies on outside funding.

‘The service is vitally important to local people as it’s the only playgroup available to them in the Bagillt area.

‘Bramall always tries to give something back to communities so when we heard the nursery needed new play equipment, we were only too delighted to help in this way.’

Bramall also helped residents of Abbey Court in Greenfield, Flintshire, refurbish their communal room free of charge. The goodwill gesture was made by Bramall as the company carried out £400,000 renovation works to transform 42 households at Abbey Court.

Most recently, Bramall attended the Flintshire fun day over the August Bank Holiday weekend, which was a fun-packed day for Flintshire residents. Bramall donated £300 worth of prizes to support a colouring competition for local children, and resident liaison staff were in attendance to consult with residents about work being done in the area.

Steve Parrington, Area Director for Bramall Construction, said: ‘We are delighted to be expanding and developing our business in Wales and to be playing a significant role in the Welsh social housing refurbishment market’.

‘As we secure more work with Flintshire County Council, our focus rests in supporting local suppliers and the community and creating apprenticeship opportunities wherever possible. We also seek out new ways of investing in local community projects and employ tenant liaison officers to reassure residents and keep them well informed.’

Steve said: ‘We hope there will be other opportunities to secure work between now and 2012 to help the council complete its programme of bringing houses up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard.’


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