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Stride Treglown. Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera

Dawnus appoints AB Glass for Welsh school project in Neath Port Talbot

Aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB Glass has been awarded a contract to provide its services to the second phase of work in the redevelopment of the Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera campus, which will see £4.2m invested in a two storey teaching block.

The Swansea-based company has been appointed by Dawnus, an international civil engineering and building company, to install aluminium systems at the Welsh-medium secondary school.

Technal MY65 window systems, CD doors and MX curtain wall products will be used as part of the project. The work to be carried out by AB Glass is anticipated to start imminently.

Dawnus was awarded the Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera contract under the South West Wales Regional Contractors Framework (SWWRCF) as part of Neath Port Talbot Council’s school improvement plan for an all-through school providing Welsh medium education for over 1,100 pupils aged 3-18 in the north of the County Borough.

Nigel Harvey, operations director at AB Glass, commented:

“We are thrilled to be working with Dawnus on this innovative project at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera. The redevelopment of the school is very positive for the community and we are proud to be a part of this. We look forward to seeing the completed project during September next year.”

AB Glass also provided services to Ysgol Bae Baglan in Neath Port Talbot, with the project recently being awarded the title of Best Educational Building at the grand final of the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017.

AB Glass has worked on numerous education-based projects of late, with this sector being a substantial and continuing area of growth for the company. Other recent projects the company has been appointed for include: the new University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) campus being developed in Swansea Waterfront; Eastern High School in Cardiff; and Callywith College in Cornwall.

The company was announced winner of the Business of the Year award and the Manufacturing Business of the Year award at the Swansea Bay Business Awards 2017 earlier this year.


Insider Made in Wales Awards 2017

We were thrilled to attend this year’s Made in Wales Awards, where AB Glass was shortlisted for the Manufacturer of the Year award (under £25m).

The awards dinner – hosted by Wales Business Insider – took place on Wednesday 11 October at Cardiff’s City Hall, and celebrated Wales’ leading companies in the manufacturing sector.

We are delighted to have received such recognition from being a finalist in these prestigious awards, which highlight manufacturing businesses that demonstrate excellence and make an outstanding contribution Wales’ manufacturing industry.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Sharron Newton at the Women in Business Awards 2017

South West Wales Women in Business Awards 2017

We would like to congratulate AB Glass’ Finance Director, Sharron Newton, on being announced runner-up of the Professional Woman of the Year Award at the South West Wales Women in Business Awards 2017. The awards ceremony took place at Swansea’s Marriott Hotel on Friday 6 October, where Sharron received her well-deserved accolade for her business achievements and professional acumen.

The event, hosted by South Wales Evening Post, Swansea Bay Business Life magazine and WalesOnline, saw more than 200 guests attend the awards ceremony, which celebrated the most talented and inspirational businesswomen in the region.

AB Glass was proud to sponsor the New Business / Start Up of the Year award, which was presented by our managing director, Alan Brayley. The award recognised the hard work of businesswoman in the regions, who have successfully established and built new enterprises.

Congratulations to all of the winners on the day.

Fairyhill by Oldwalls

Luxury wedding venue gets glazing revamp

Aluminium manufacturing and installation company AB Glass has been awarded a contract to carry out structural glazing works at a luxury hotel in the countryside of Swansea.

The Swansea-based company has been appointed by Bradbar Construction, which specialise in creating bespoke solutions across both residential and commercial sectors. AB Glass will implement the design and installation of Saint Gobain structural glazing at Fairyhill by Oldwalls, located in Gower, as the venue introduces a state-of-the-art glass extension. The project is worth £100,000 to AB Glass, with work anticipated to start during November 2017.

Luxury wedding company Oldwalls announced it had acquired Fairyhill Hotel during November 2016, adding to its collection of esteemed wedding venues. The prestigious five-star, Grade II listed building will be given a modern twist with the new glass extension, while the charm and character of the Georgian mansion will remain.

Chris Hughes, business development manager at AB Glass, commented:

“Fairyhill is extremely well known in the area and we are delighted to be appointed by Bradbar Construction to complete the extension of this unique building. The structural glass development will provide modern luxury to this already admired venue. We look forward to getting started and adding this project to the many others we have undertaken in the Gower area.”

AB Glass was announced winner of the Business of the Year award and the Manufacturing Business of the Year award at the Swansea Bay Business Awards 2017 earlier this year.

AB Glass shows support for DIY SOS in Swansea

AB Glass shows support for DIY SOS

AB Glass is proud to provide support for DIY SOS, as the team heads to Swansea to complete its Children in Need project. AB Glass are fabricating windows, doors and bi fold doors for the project.

The AB Glass team have been putting in extra hours and working into the night to do what it can to help the DIY SOS team complete its massive task, which will help change lives and make a real difference to an important cause.

Well done to everyone at AB Glass and to DIY SOS for its admirable work.