Here at AB Glass, we are very proud of our Welsh roots and the important difference we can make to Wales and the Welsh economy. We feel we make a difference in two important ways.
The first, is that, because our work comes from all over the UK, we bring money back into Wales and, specifically, the Swansea Bay economic area. Our employees live and work here but the money they spend comes from companies and contractors all over the country.
The way in which we help promote and support the Swansea Bay economy is also reflected by the fact that our Managing Director Alan Brayley is also the president of the eminent Swansea Bay Business Club. Details of their work can be found here: https://www.swanseabaybusinessclub.com/about/
The second way in which we enjoy making a difference is by playing our part in making very special buildings in Wales – buildings that inspire and help promote Wales as a fantastic place to live, work, study and visit.
Over the years we have had the privilege to work on some incredible projects ranging from the Royal Mint Visitor Centre to the Royal College of Music and Drama to the new Newport city centre campus of the University of South Wales.
We were also delighted to be involved in the construction of The Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies (IMPACT), a state-of-the-art research centre which is part of Swansea University specialising in materials, processing and numerical technologies, and the new £11 million HMS Cambria in Cardiff Bay, which is now the Royal Navy’s sole reservist base in Wales.
We are also proud of the part we have played in creating many educational facilities, which will inspire new generations in Wales to reach ever-greater heights in their educational achievements.
We have enjoyed working on many schools in recent yeas including a new £40 million ‘super school’ in Baglan, Port Talbot, Croesyceiliog School in Cwmbran, which accommodates 1,200 pupils, Ysgol Carreg Hir in Briton Ferry, Dylan Thomas School, Swansea, and Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School in the Afan Valley.
We have also played a key role in building and refurbishing many higher education facilities over the years. These include recent work done on Aberystwyth University, Swansea University’s Bay Campus and many phases of student accommodation including a landmark scheme for Fusion Student in Swansea, which will see a scheme reaching 19 stories complete in partnership with ISG.
Alan Brayley, our managing director, said:
“I was born and raised in the Swansea area and I am a proud Welshman. Although we do work all over the UK, it is always very special when we can make a difference to Wales and the Welsh economy, either through some of the incredible buildings we work on or by creating jobs and prosperity in the local area.”