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Bynhyfryd Care Home: Community Benefits at Builth Wells

Introduction

In February 2011, Kier Construction was appointed as part of the Powys, Ceredigion and Gwynedd construction framework by Powys County Council as the Main Contractor to construct the two storey extension of the current Brynhyfryd Care Home.

The extension was to create the Integrated Health & Social Care Facility, Builth Wells, the first building of its kind in Wales. Kier Construction actively involves itself in the local community around all its sites. It aims to ensure all activities developed are specific to the project and work to invest in the local community where possible.

Community engagement

The construction sites aim to benefit the community and surrounding area. This adds a personal touch and ensures that members of the site team actively engage with the local community and work together as one.

From the way that we operate our client also benefits from the positive publicity that site brings through value for money and improved public services. We ensure the site benefits the community by using it as a learning opportunity for local school/college pupils and providing local employment opportunities.

Community engagement is promoted by:

  • Talks to the school children from our Health & Safety advisor & mascot
  • Regular newsletter distributions to neighbours of the site
  • Open evenings to introduce the site team to neighbours of the site Project specific Community Benefits Plans
  • Employment for local unemployed people
  • Work experience opportunities in all available trades
  • Construction site tours
  • Client Powys County Council
  • Location Builth Wells
  • Contractor Kier Construction
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