Hale construction secures £5.1 m contract to build new council homes in Powys

Neath-based construction firm Hale Construction has won a £5.1m contract to build 32 units in Brecon for Powys Council.

The innovative scheme, comprising a mix of flats and houses, is Hale’s first ever contract for Powys council and is part of a drive to provide more council housing in the area. Work will begin in mid-February.

Andrew Collins, contracts manager for Hale said: “The project consists of building 32 properties and associated works. Once complete, it will provide high-quality housing that demonstrates a significant improvement on the current building regulations standards therefore reducing heating bills and improving living standards. These properties will be a fantastic addition to Powys housing stock. We look forward to working with our local supply chain partners to provide employment and training opportunities throughout the project.”

David Harrhy, managing director of Hale Construction, said: “JG Hale Construction are delighted to have been chosen by Powys County Council to deliver such an innovative scheme for the local people of Brecon and the surrounding area. We look forward to creating a superb new development of high-quality homes for those who need them most.”

Cabinet member for Economic Development, Housing, and Regulatory Services, Councillor James Evans, said: “I’m delighted that Hale Construction Ltd have been appointed as the lead contractor for this exciting and innovative social housing development project.

“This development, which will meet the needs of the local community, is just the first of many housing developments that we are planning across the county. It will also help meet our Vision 2025 – to build a minimum of 250 affordable homes across the county. We are looking forward to working with JG Hale Construction Ltd”