Flying Start Hub Contract Award

Western Building Systems has clinched its first contract award under the Welsh Procurement Alliance’s (WPA) £1bn modular buildings framework.

Working alongside new client Caerphilly County Borough Council, Western will be responsible for the off-site manufacture and on-site construction of a modular building that will become the hub for the Flying Start programme in Penyrheol, Caerphilly.

The company will also be responsible for demolishing structures currently on site; designing and constructing new foundation’s drainage, external works and fencing; design, manufacture, delivery and installation of the brand new centre as well as construction of additional parking spaces.

Neil Barker from WPA said: “We are delighted to see the WPA framework in action, helping to build relationships between quality modular suppliers and public sector bodies.

“Frameworks like this help make the procurement process much more streamlined, resulting in public sector bodies getting construction projects off to a start much quicker – a benefit for the supplier, client and the wider community making use of services once in place.”

Rory McGuigan, of Western Building Systems, added: “The centre will provide some crucial services to the surrounding community and hopefully help give young children in the area the best possible start to life.”