Landmark Building in Leominster – Grange Court
WRW is Principal Contractor for Herefordshire County Council on this prestigious historic building which will become a hub for community activities.
As part of our commitment to getting the community involved in the project, we held a Meet The Buyer day when local sub-contractors were invited to come forward and see if they could get involved in the scheme.
We have also contacted Herefordshire College of Technology and offered work experience to students who are studying construction, plumbing and metalwork courses.
Councillor Adrian Blackshaw, Herefordshire Council’s cabinet member for economic development and community services, said: “I am pleased the contractors are offering a chance for local firms to get involved in this project.”
“As the build period is less than 12 months, the contractors were unable to offer apprenticeships for students but I am sure many will benefit from work experience being offered on this prestigious project and a chance to learn about working on a historic building,” he added.
Robert Willams, Chairman of WRW, said: “I am delighted work has started on schedule and we look forweard to working with Herefordshire Council on this landmark project.”
Work is being funded by grants from the Community Assets Programme from HM Government (£1million), Advantage West Midlands RDPE Rural Development Programme for England (£750,000), Social Investment Business Community Builders Funds (£1million) with the difference being made up by Marches Town Initiative funding, Leominster Town Council and Herefordshire Council.