Sandfields Library receives new lease of life with mural artwork

A new mural – funded by us here at J.G. Hale Construction – has been unveiled at the recently re-opened Sandfields Library, with the aim of welcoming the local community back to the building following the COVID-19 shutdown. The artwork was painted by a local teacher as part of our community benefits associated with Tai Tarian’s nearby County Flats scheme – a state-of-the-art project to build 55 new homes, and refurbish 72 existing flats, in Sandfields, Aberavon.   The mural’s artist, Adam John, teaches art at the nearby comprehensive school, Ysgol Bae Baglan. Read More »

Sandfields project provides carbon-neutral homes using innovative methods and materials

Here at J.G. Hale Construction, we are delighted to be collaborating with SO Modular and Tai Tarian on a state-of-the-art project to build 55 new homes, and refurbish 72 existing flats, in Sandfields, Aberavon. The scheme will eventually provide 127 carbon-neutral homes for social housing provider, Tai Tarian, delivered across three phases, over three years. The project is a continuation of our existing relationship with SO Modular and Tai Tarian, and is funded by the Innovative Housing Programme (IHP) – a Welsh Government funded programme to encourage and test innovative approaches to constructing social and affordable housing in Wales. Read More »

Air Cadets receive new equipment boost

Neath Air Cadets have been the grateful recipients of brand-new camping equipment thanks to a collaborative donation made by us, here at J.G. Hale Construction, and Coastal Housing – our partners on the new Neath town centre development of 12 apartments and 5 commercial buildings. The donation – comprising of tents, ruck sacks, sleeping mats, cookers, waterproofs, and first aid kits – has been made as part of our joint community benefits initiative, and will help support local air cadet squadron members be fully equipped in order to undertake their Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions. Read More »

Life saving equipment donated to Aberavon seafront defibrillator campaign

We’re delighted to announce our donation of £1,500 towards the installation of a new defibrillator on Aberavon Seafront, made in collaboration with our partners on the new state-of-the-art social housing development in Sandfields, Aberavon – Tai Tarian. The collaborative donation has been made in support of a local campaign to increase the number of life-saving defibrillators in the area, and is part of the Sandfields development’s community benefits initiative. The campaign was started by locals Tom Richards and Ryan Phillips, following their personal experiences with family members suffering from cardiac conditions. Read More »

Two new projects for Valleys to Coast Housing

We’re delighted to announce the two latest new projects we are building for Valleys to Coast Housing that will deliver innovative, energy efficient homes in two locations: Woodland Avenue, Porthcawl, and Brocastle Avenue, Bridgend. The new developments will provide a combined total of 35 new homes for the housing association. They follow shortly after the successful completion of the Ael Y Bryn and Heol Y Cyw sites, both also delivered by J. G. Hale Construction. Both new schemes utilise timber frame construction and a ‘fabric first’ approach to their design. Read More »

J. G. Hale Construction supports South West Wales Onsite Hub

Here at J.G. Hale Construction, we’re delighted to welcome our third cohort of South-West Wales Onsite Construction Hub work experience placements to our Neath town centre site, being developed for Coastal Housing. The South West Wales Onsite Construction Hub programme is funded by the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Onsite Experience Commission, and designed to help tackle the skills gap within the construction industry. The programme is coordinated by Cyfle Building Skills – an innovative initiative enabling young adults to gain sustainable employment within the construction industry. Read More »

Work completed on Heol Y Cyw development, Bridgend

We’re delighted to announce the completion of work on a 13-home development on the site of the former Heol Y Cyw Primary School in Bridgend, for our client Valleys to Coast Housing Association. The £1.7m development consists of four 2-bedroom houses, three 3-bedroom houses, two 4-bedroom houses and four 1-bedroom apartments, together with 29 car parking spaces. The scheme, which involved the demolition of the former primary school, comprises of a block of four flats and nine properties utilising timber frame construction. Read More »

Proud to open our doors to Kickstart placements

We are thrilled to be supporting the UK Government’s £2billion Kickstart scheme, launched by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and delivered in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions. The initiative provides a six-month funded work placement, for individuals at risk of long-term unemployment. Candidates must be aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, to be eligible for the scheme. The aim of each placement is to provide an introduction into the workplace, by equipping young adults with the necessary skills, training, and confidence to become ready for the world of work. Read More »

New housing development donates 2000kg of food to Llandrindod Food Bank

In collaboration with our partner on the new housing development at Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells – Newydd Housing, and with charity, Fareshare Cymru, we have been able to provide a donation of 2000kg of quality surplus food to Llandrindod Food Bank. Llandrindod Foodbank opened in 2013 and provides 3-day emergency food supplies for clients within the surrounding community. The charity is currently fundraising to renovate an old building to expand its premises in line with the ever-increasing demand for its services. Read More »

First new homes completed at Maes Maendu development, Brecon

Here at J.G Hale Construction, we are delighted to announce that the first plots at the low-carbon Maes Maendu development we’ve been working on in Brecon have been formally handed over to Powys County Council. Powys County Council started the development – its first affordable housing development for social rent in over 40 years – in February 2020, as part of their wider target to build 250 low-carbon homes over the next five years, in line with Vision 2025. Our contracts manager, Andrew Collins, was joined by project manager for Powys County Council, Simone Hodges to mark the important milestone at the Brecon site. Read More »