Jones Bros selected as contractor for first phase of Colomendy expansion1st Jul 2021

A Denbighshire-based civil engineering company has been selected to construct the first phase of an expansion to the county’s Colomendy Industrial Estate.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has been appointed by Denbighshire County Council as the contractor for a wider expansion of the estate.

The expansion will provide four businesses larger sites to operate within, with Yard Space (Wales), Henllan Bakery, Lock Stock Storage and Emyr Evans to benefit from the increased space.

Enabling work for the development will include earthworks, installation of drainage, utilities and access and improvements to Graig Road, with work expected to begin on the site this summer.

The expansion will also allow for the implementation of a new weekly recycling service across the county.

Cllr Brian Jones, the Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “This new centralised waste depot will contribute significantly to the Council’s environmental ambitions as we will be using less fuel, recycling more waste and producing higher quality recycling suitable for use in the UK manufacturing industry.

“We are pleased to be working with Jones Bros on the first phase of the work which will help prepare the site for the construction phase.”

Geraint Lloyd, project manager at Ruthin-based Jones Bros, said: “We are excited to begin work on an important scheme in our home county.

“At the peak of the works, we will have 30 Jones Bros personnel on site, including a number of apprentices and trainees.

“We will be liaising closely with all businesses on the industrial estate to minimise disruption as much as possible.”

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros’ leadership team consists of members of the second and third generations of the founding family. It employs more than 500 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, waste management and renewable energy around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced more than 40 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.