Official name for Penygroes Decarbonisation site confirmed
The official name of Penygroes Decarbonisation site has been chosen. The site has been named Tŷ Gwyrddfai.
Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle pupils were given the chance to have their say and vote for their favourite name following compiling a short-list of names for the decarbonisation site.
Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle in Penygroes, shared their thoughts and voted for Tŷ Gwyrddfai, a play on words of Gwyrfai which is of local significance. Gwyrfai was a rural district in the administrative county of Caernarvonshire from 1894 to 1974, the name is also linked to Afon Gwyrfai. The “gwyrdd” translates to green which is a significant symbol for the environment and conveys what Adra and partners are hoping to achieve through decarbonisation. “Tŷ” translates to house and is at Adra’s core and roots as a company and housing provider.
The former tissue factory in Penygroes, used to be called Northwood, is now part of Adra’s unique decarbonisation partnership which is regenerating communities across north Wales will be creating more than 130 local jobs.
Paul Painter, Assistant Director of Repairs and Maintenance, who’s leading on Tŷ Gwyrddfai, said:
“We are so proud of our unique multi-agency partnership, the first in Wales and the United Kingdom, establishing a regionally anchored Center of Excellence in Decarbonisation in Penygroes.
“We’re excited to announce that we’ve now have an official name and the name is Tŷ Gwyrddfai. We’re looking forward to opening the offices and the site to develop on decarbonisation, research, skills and more.
“I’d like to thank the pupils of Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle who gave me a warm welcome when I visited to speak about the possible career opportunities, we may have at Tŷ Gwyrddfai and Adra going forward.”
Iwan Trefor Jones, Deputy Chief Executive at Adra added:
“We are working together to regenerate communities in Gwynedd. We’re pleased to be leading a strong partnership that will bring sustainable job opportunities, new skills and a more robust local supply chain to the area.
“The activities of the partnership will also address fuel poverty and reduce carbon footprint.
“I’m proud that we now have an official name for the project and site. We will continue to involve children and young people in the development of this project.”