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A new play area for Ysgol Hafod Lon

A new play area has been built free of charge at Ysgol Hafod Lon by Brenig Construction as the community benefit element of a contract to build new homes for Adra at Penrhyndeudraeth.

A forest area was built at the school by Brenig Construction workers and volunteers from Adra during half term. The Conwy based company also provided all the materials free of charge.

Adra’s Chief Executive Ffrancon Williams added: “It’s great to see our contractors giving something back to the community. We always aim to ensure that communities benefit from our work through our procurement processes.

“Brenig Construction have gone beyond our requirements and have given hours of free labour and thousands of pounds worth of material to create this area for the pupils at Hafod Lon. I congratulate them on this and I’m very pleased with what they have achieved.”

The work included; clearing foliage, building ramp access to make it wheelchair accessible, creating a canopy above the trees, building a sandpit and an area for making fire. As well as this, Brenig donated outside furniture for the area (two benches and a picnic table) and cleared an area of land which will be developed into a sensory garden for the children.

Ysgol Hafod Lon Headmistress, Mrs Donna Roberts said: “The new forest area has exceeded our expectations. The work was carried out completely hassle free over half term and the children are already benefiting from it. They enjoy playing outside in the forest and experiencing all the senses that surround them. They are looking forward to toasting some marshmallows on the fire and having a BBQ in the summer. It’s such a valuable resource for the school and with addition of the new ramp, it’s accessible to all our pupils.

“We are so grateful to Brenig Construction and Adra from their financial investment and for the time and effort that they gave to build this area for the children.”

Steve Walker, Operations Manager at Brenig Construction added: “We are proud to be able to give something back to the communities we live and work in. At Brenig we integrate and innovate in order to bring added value to the supply chain, ensuring that we deliver our projects successfully.

“We’d also like to thank T D Plant Hire, who kindly donated machinery to enable the work to be carried out.”

This community benefit has been generated from a £772,000 scheme to build 6 homes at Meysydd Llydain, Penrhyndeudraeth. The scheme was funded by Adra, Cyngor Gwynedd and the Welsh Government.

Brenig are also building three family homes on the site that will be for sale on the open market.

If you are interested in buying one of these homes, contact Brenig on 01492 514 934 for more information.