Llanelli-based WRW Construction has won a top accolade at the building industry’s prestigious Welsh national awards ceremony in Cardiff.
The building industry’s “Oscar” is the pinnacle of a hugely successful award-winning year for WRW Construction, having already won awards for flagship projects all over South Wales ranging from the new Bryn Primary School in Llanelli, a fire station in Maesteg, a landmark listed building in Newport, a training and development centre in Gorseinon, and a residential field study centre in Margam Park.
“These awards underpin the company trademark of Building On Quality, and to win the accolades of local authorities all over South Wales is very satisfying. Such outstanding success in what is regarded as the Oscars of the construction industry confirms our status as a company excelling within the industry,” said WRW Group Chairman and managing director Robert Williams.
“Each award is very much appreciated by the company. We were against strong opposition in all categories, in some cases against major national companies, so these awards are a tribute to the quality and commitment of the staff, “ he added.
WRW won the Welsh national award for the £3million refurbishment of Newport City Council’s Malpas Court, an impressive 19th century castle-like landmark building. Malpas Court is a Grade 2 Listed Building built between 1834 and 1838 and is hugely significant in the history and heritage of Newport.
The £3million project, involving the conversion and comprehensive refurbishment of the building into modern office accommodation using sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, clinched the prestigious accolade in the annual LABC Wales awards ceremony in the commercial conversion category.
LABC runs local, regional and national awards to recognise companies who design and construct excellent buildings. The awards are made by local authorities to companies for excellence achieved through building standards, technical innovation and sustainable designs.
WRW has already scooped a hat-trick of regional awards which recognise outstanding work in the construction sector:
- The Gorseinon Training and Development Centre (Canolfan Gorseinon). A £5.5million design and building of a new community training development centre, including offices, creche, multi-purpose hall, welfare accommodation, and external works for the City and County of Swansea.
- Maesteg Fire Station. A £3million new build extension and refurbishment scheme for Bridgend County Borough Council.
- Bryn School, Llanelli.A £4million design and construction of a new county primary school and demolition of old school buildings in Bryn, Llanelli, for Carmarthenshire County Council.