Jones Bros project in Denbigh shortlisted for two awards3rd Aug 2022

A partnership project at Denbigh Colomendy Industrial Estate featuring work by Jones Bros has been shortlisted for two awards.

Jones Bros carried out the enabling works at the estate for Denbighshire County Council’s new waste transfer facility for domestic, trade and highway waste, along with four other plot expansions.

The project has been recognised by the 2022 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Wales Cymru Awards.

The annual awards showcase the outstanding work completed by civil engineers from across the region over the previous year.

Jones Bros’ activity included the realignment of Graig Road, construction of internal access roads, a foul and surface water drainage network with associated attenuation, as well as environmental mitigation measures. Further work was also carried out to minimise surface water flood risk.

The scheme is nominated for the Roy Edwards Award, presented to the best example of outstanding design and construction of a project costing less than £3 million, and the Alun Griffiths Award for community engagement.

Dafydd Elis, senior contracts manager for Jones Bros, said: “It’s fantastic that the hard work at the Denbigh Colomendy Industrial Estate expansion has been recognised.

“As a company, we pride ourselves on our work in the community, and this project is one that is very close to home for us.

“We know the impact the works carried out will have on the area, and it is set to be an exciting time for businesses at the industrial estate.”

The council wanted to identify a suitable central location to construct a new waste transfer facility. Various sites were considered with the only feasible site being on an area of greenfield land at Denbigh, identified for industrial use within the local development plan.

The scheme encompassed a collaboration of five local business owners to develop nine hectares of topographically complex land.

Cllr Barry Mellor, lead member for environment and transport: “We are delighted that this innovative collaboration scheme has been recognised by the ICE Awards and are grateful for the partnership work between all involved to deliver this work.”

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros owns one of the largest plant fleets in the UK and employs approximately 500 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highwaysflood and marine defencewaste management and renewable energy around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced nearly 50 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.