Four awards for North Wales builder

One of North Wales’s top builders has scooped four major awards.

Anwyl Construction has won in four different categories across North Wales in the annual Local Authority Building Control awards.

They have scooped two awards in Flintshire and one each in Denbighshire and Gwynedd.

The Rhyl-based company, which employs 150 staff across the region, has won in Flintshire for the best educational building – the innovative new Small Animals Centre at Northop College – and for the best dwelling.

On home turf in Denbighshire their Parc St Francis, Prestatyn, development was voted the Best Social/Affordable Housing Development and in Gwynedd Neuadd Reichel at Bangor University got the nod for Best Apartments.

At Parc St Francis, a £6.8 million development, 15 of the 51 houses were affordable properties while the £3 million Neuadd Reichel at Bangor saw 126 student apartments refitted.

Anwyl Construction Director Tom Anwyl said: “We’re naturally delighted to have once again been very successful in the North Wales Building Control County Awards.

“We consider them a hugely important accolade and a benchmark for the construction industry in North Wales.

“It’s always nice to have your work recognised and to have it done by the people whose job it is to oversee all the building work that goes on across North Wales is very satisfying.

“It’s especially nice for the site managers who have been in charge of the various developments and for their staff who have worked very hard on these projects.”

At Northop College Anwyl will be doing for a double success because last year they won the award for best educational building for the new Learning Centre at the College which is part of Deeside College.

The Small Animal Centre is a ground-breaking £1.8 million project which was opened last month by Welsh Government Deputy Skills Minister Jeff Cuthbert and BBC wildlife presenter Iolo Williams.

It features viewing areas and temperature controlled environments for some exotic creatures such as iguanas, monkeys, and even an eight-foot carpet python as well as an impressive aquarium area with fish from all types of water environments, with a dog grooming parlour, outside aviaries and kennels also available at the centre.

Anwyls built in key ‘green’ features such as rainwater harvesting, sun pipes providing natural lighting, air source pump heating and a roof garden.

Tom Anwyl added: “This was a complex and very interesting project to be involved in and one of just a number that we have carried out for Deeside College and for a number of prestigious further education colleges and universities across from Wrexham to Anglesey.

“We do feel it is important to work with the local authority building control departments in North Wales.

“We choose to use them because we have a good working relationship with them which has been built up over the years. You can talk to them about issues and it works very well for both sides.”

Anwyl Construction will now see the four county winners go forward to a glittering occasion at St David’s Park Hotel in Ewloe for the North Wales awards on Friday, April 27.

The company are one of Wales’s oldest established building firms having been founded in 1930 and the Head of Denbighshire Building Control, Robin Johnstone said: “Anwyl Construction are serial winners of our awards, they have a good working relationship with us and they always make sure they deliver a good package for new home owners and businesses.”

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