Project complete - Lant Avenue, Llandrindod Wells
13 Dec 2022

Residents in Llandrindod Wells now have easier access to their properties after SWG Group completed a project there - and it is not only the local residents that have benefitted.

The homes in Lant Avenue were difficult to access with many steps and steep slopes, before Powys County Council contracted SWG to improve the site.


Easier to access

SWG has amended the existing gardens and provided level access and easy to maintain garden areas.

We also improved drainage and created an attenuation pond as well as resurfacing all pathways in the estate and the car parking area.


Many houses had new communal paths created with concrete level access leading to the properties.


Additional bespoke work for residents

Further to the communal work, residents in some properties had their back gardens landscaped and reconstructed.PJLA4

Works included improved drainage, installation of easier to maintain decking, installation of fencing, paving and ramps, and the installation of scooter sheds.

Front gardens benefitted from new paving and access ramps, dwarf walls and bow top fencing, as well as the upgrading of electric ducting/boxing and the installation of brick lights.


Benefit the local community

And it is not only the residents in Lant Avenue that have benefitted from the work by SWG.

When carrying out projects it is important to us that we utilise the local supply chain and people - it is one way we look to support local and reduce environmental impact by reducing travel times.

The suppliers, employees and subcontractors were all from the locality in Powys.


In addition, SWG Commercial Manager Josh and Contracts Manager Mike both carried out mock interviews with students from Ysgol Calon Cymru to help prepare them for the world of work.

We were delighted when staff said they made it easy for students to understand and explained everything very well during the helpful session!


SWG has also donated £200 to the Llandrindod Wells Food Bank and provided 10 hours of in-kind labour where our workforce assisted the residents impacted by the works to carry out minor repairs and garden works.


Benefit our staff

In addition, two SWG trainees had the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills by assisting on this project.

Daniel, a trainee quantity surveyor, and trainee buyer Matthew both had the opportunity to work on this project from the start and have gained valuable knowledge to support their development.

The project has been a huge success and we are delighted to have contributed to the local economy and supported residents, students, and apprentices throughout this project!

We look forward to working in the area again!