First steps taken towards building more energy efficient homes in Newport

We’re happy to announce that we’ve commenced the demolition of five existing two-storey residential blocks in Newport, to make way for a development of more energy efficient homes. The existing site at Longmeadow Court will be demolished and replaced by a development of 35 dwellings for Newport City Homes. The scheme will comprise of 24 one-bedroom apartments, 9 two-bedroom houses and 2 four-bedroom homes. The homes provided by the £5.2m project will be built to EPC A standard – the highest grade on the ‘energy efficiency’ scale, which as well as reducing energy costs for the residents, also reduces the houses’ environmental impact. Read More »

J. G. Hale Construction and SO Modular donate to the Seven Sisters blast fundraiser

J.G. Hale Construction and SO Modular Chairman, Jonathan Hale, met with Neath Port Talbot Councillor, Steve Hunt, to hand over a donation of £500 to help rebuild the family home destroyed in an explosion in Church Road, Seven Sisters. The donation will add to the £22,000 plus already raised by the ‘Rebuild Project’, set up by Cllr Steve Hunt following the devastating blast that left three members of one family critically ill in hospital, and their house destroyed, earlier this year. Read More »

Handover of the innovative Radyr development catering for those with disabilities

Here at J.G. Hale Construction, we’re very happy to have officially handed over the keys to the £4.3 million innovative housing development on De Clare Drive (Cwrt Idris) in Radyr, Cardiff, to Taff Housing Association. The innovative development comprises of 36 units: 18 one-bedroom apartments, 10 two-bedroom apartments and eight three-bedroom homes. Aspects of the development have been designed specifically to cater for the needs of individuals with physical disabilities, with four of the homes suitable for wheelchair users. As there is a shortage of affordable housing in South Wales, the Welsh government aims to deliver 20,000 affordable homes in its current term, which ends in 2021. Read More »

Work is underway to transform derelict church in Barry

We’ve been working closely with Barry Historical Society to preserve the memory of a derelict church in Barry that has been demolished to make way for new apartments. St Paul’s Church and hall in St Paul’s Avenue has been knocked down for a development of 27 one-and two-bedroom apartments – some of which will be adapted for disabled living – and 18 parking spaces. The homes provided by the £3.1m project have been built as part of the Faith in Affordable Housing (FiAH) project, and are a result of a partnership between Housing Justice Cymru, the Church in Wales, housing provider, Hafod, and J.G Hale Construction Ltd. Read More »

Topping out ceremony on innovative Powys Council social housing development

We’re proud to say that we were joined by members of Powys Council at a topping out ceremony, placing the final tile on the last roof of a 32-unit development on the council’s land north of Heol-Y-Ffynnon in Brecon. Our contracts manager, Andrew Collins, was joined by Powys County councillors Rosemary Harries, Matthew Dorrance and James Evans, along with Nina Davies, head of housing and community at Powys County Council, to ceremonially mark the important milestone at the Brecon site. The £5.1m development is Powys County Council’s first affordable housing development for social rent in over 40 years, and provides a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom low-carbon accommodation available at an affordable rent. Read More »

Work has started on former Blue Dragon Hotel site

Here at J.G. Hale Construction, we’re proud to say that work is now underway on an innovative scheme that will transform the former landmark Blue Dragon Hotel on Newport Road, Cardiff, into 49 new apartments for the over 55s. We are working on behalf of Wales & West Housing and with Asbri Planning, and the scheme will create 49 apartments across three storeys and include a mobility scooter store, refuse store, and garden landscaped area. The Blue Dragon Hotel was once a thriving hotel but, after being derelict for several years, it has now been demolished to make way for the new development. Read More »

Proud to boost our team with several new recruits

Apprentices James Thomas and Jay Hale learning new skills at J.G. Hale Construction Here at J.G. Hale Construction, we’re proud to be able to welcome a number of new recruits on the back of an uplift in work as the economy bounces back after lockdown. Andrew Claridge joins us as a trainee site manager while Jay Hale, James Thomas, Lewis Ralph and Josh Norris have joined as apprentices. Andrew has worked in the construction industry for 15 years, working for several local companies as an independent, sub-contracted, self-employed carpenter, prior to joining our team. Read More »

Work begins on our innovative community project in Newport

Work has started on our new innovative development in the Treberth area of Newport, which will create 45 older persons homes alongside a community hub. We are working on behalf of not for profit housing provider Pobl, and the scheme will create facilities for both the residents and tenants living in the wider area. The project makes use of a parcel of land left over from the redevelopment of Newport’s 1940s prefab homes more than 20 years ago and will utilise a series of sustainable technologies, including PV panels and battery storage, as well as green roofs and climbing walls. Read More »

J.G. Hale Construction donates to Brecon Foodbank

Here at J.G. Hale Construction, we’re very proud to have been able to donate £500 worth of provisions and vouchers to Brecon Foodbank – at a time when the service has seen an unprecedented increase in demand. The donation was raised as a result of an onsite initiative which included all of our personnel, along with members of our supply chain, working at the 32-unit development on Powys County Council’s land north of Heol Ffynnon in Brecon. The innovative project is Powys County Council’s first affordable housing development for social rent in over 40 years. Read More »

J.G Hale Construction ltd. inspires young talent on Brecon scheme

We would like to thank Rhys Morgan, an admirably hard-working young man who has just completed 12-weeks’ work experience with us here at J.G Hale Construction Ltd. Rhys worked on our site at Heol Y Ffynnon, Brecon, where we are building 32 units for our client Powys County Council. The scheme is Powys County Council’s first affordable housing development for social rent in over 40 years. It is also our first ever contract for Powys Council and is part of a drive to provide more council housing in the area. Read More »
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