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Ysgol Awel y Mynydd

Read Construction


As part of the 21st Century Schools Framework, Read Construction were appointed in September 2015 as the Main Contractor on the Llandudno Junction Area New School development project.

The scheme involves the construction of a new Primary School with the capacity of 432 pupils and 60 Nursery places.

Throughout the contract, Read are committed to investing in the local community to provide added value to project deliveries and Clients’ investments through a Community Benefits Programme. Read’s Community Benefits Plan includes providing talks for School children from the Health and Safety Mascot, Ivor Goodsite, providing local employment opportunities and supporting regeneration and community engagement in the local area.

Community Engagement

Why do we do this?

Read Construction believe it is important to benefit both the Client by delivering a quality project, but also the local community and areas surrounding the project. This enables the local community to actively engage with the project throughout the building work and be a part of the process. Read’s Community Benefits Plan addresses ‘Sustainable Procurement’ Environmentally, Socially and Economically. Read will deliver value for money on in terms of generating benefits to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.

How do we do it?

Some examples of the types of Community Benefit activities that Read carry out:

  • Talks to local School children about Health & Safety from Ivor Goodsite
  • Community Social Media pages to update the community on progress and notices
  • Project specific Community Benefit plans
  • Work experience opportunities in a number of trades
  • Construction site tours
  • Local employment opportunities

STEM Support

In the interest of inspiring young people in the local area, two of the site team members, Jess and Ian, recently attended a Codi STEM event. The event, organised by Coleg Llandrillo-Menai, was aimed at encouraging students from local schools to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The Read team spoke to the students about the varying roles in the construction industry and the different routes available to someone wishing to pursue a career in construction. Students were able to look at plans for the Llandudno Junction School project, the recently completed Chester Zoo Islands project and speak to the team about upcoming plans and opportunities.

Aled Hughes, Coleg Llandrillo-Menai commented:

“I want to thank Read Construction for supporting the Codi STEM event. The event itself was hugely successful and it couldn’t be done without support from employers such as yourselves.”

Read will continue to support careers events, in the hope of inspiring more young people to pursue construction careers.

Upcoming community activities

Over the duration of the project Read will continue to work in partnership with the local community, schools and Conwy County Borough Council to deliver community benefits and maximise the added value of the project.

Read are currently working in collaboration with the Conwy Voluntary Services Council to scope out the plans for a potential community garden project. The project will involve local businesses and members of the community.

Read have partnered with CITB to develop a programme of educational visits and work placements once the project is in the construction phase. Through partnering with the CITB, Read will shortly be attending a number of local secondary school and colleges to provide careers talks and give an insight into the world of Construction.

Waste diverted from landfill

Read Construction are proud signatories of the “Halving Waste to Landfill” WRAP initiative. In order to demonstrate our progress towards this commitment, Read measure, collect and collate waste data on a monthly basis (waste mass and composition feedback from specialist waste management contractor).

The data is converted into KPIs (key performance indicators) which are monitored and reported back to the site delivery teams to ensure that the benchmark is continuously met and improved.

Having developed lean waste management procedures the company can comply to BREEAM Waste credit requirements with confidence, deliver the company’s Social Responsibilities, and offer savings to Clients.

In summary


Read Construction


Ysgol Awel y Mynydd Community Benefits Programme

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