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 »

New development partnership donates funds to Neath Foodbank

We’re delighted to announce that we, J.G. Hale Construction, along with our partners Coastal Housing have combined forces to provide much-needed funds for one local charity. We are currently working for Coastal Housing on a development of 12 residential dwellings and six commercial units in the heart of Neath town centre. The exciting and innovative development is being built as part of Coastal Housing’s plans to deliver low-cost homes and affordable commercial properties across Wales. As part of our partnership’s combined commitment towards delivering community benefits in line with the project, we have donated £600 to Neath Foodbank at a time when the charity has seen a dramatic rise in people seeking help from its services. Read More »

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 »