Jehu wins at Bridgend LABC Cymru Awards

An affordable housing project built by Jehu has received recognition at the 2017 Bridgend LABC Cymru Awards.

Heol y Geifr in Pencoed won ‘Best Large Volume Housing Project’ at the regional awards held at Bridgend County Borough Council’s Civic Centre offices.

Individual recognition was given to Jehu’s senior site manager, Glyn Rees, who received the ‘Best Site Supervisor’ Award.

Heol y Geifr was a £5million scheme for Hafod Housing. It involved the redevelopment of the former Bays Water Tubes Industrial site in Pencoed and has provided 47 new homes for the Bridgend community.

Completed on time and on budget, the scheme provided numerous community benefits. Several local young people benefited in terms of work placement, notably a Construction Youth Trust referral Jordan who gained 6 months’ experience on site having not previously worked and local Bridgend College students who gained useful site experience as part of their study.

Croesty Primary School, the local primary school was visited by the Site and Client team and Considerate Constructors Scheme mascot Ivor Goodsite as part of the Health & Safety awareness project.

Chris Neville, Project Manager at Jehu, said: “It was great to receive recognition for this scheme as we were really proud of what we achieved. Throughout the build, we involved the local community in various initiatives so they felt involved in the project from the offset.

“It was also great for Glyn to get individual recognition for his efforts as he played an instrumental role in the success of the scheme.”

Both the project and Glyn will now be in contention at the LABC Cymru Regional Awards event at The Vale Resort, Hensol Park on Friday 21 April.