Corporate Asset Management 2007/08 – Perfomance Management Data Set
The Local Government Data Unit ~ Wales has published the 2007/08 Corporate Asset Management data set.
CLAW Autumn Meeting and AGM 2008
The 2008 CLAW Autumn Meeting and AGM was hosted by Ceredigion County Council on the 6th and 7th November in Aberystwyth. Jane Davidson – Wales Assembly Government Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing – was the guest speaker at the Annual Dinner where she expressed her support for the initiatives in property management being promoted by CLAW. In particular she was pleased to see the work CLAW was doing to promote excellence in public building design through the Building of the Year Award and reduction in carbon emissions through the Sustainabilty Award.
Following her address the Minister announced and presented the CLAW Awards for 2008. Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s “The Quays” project (New Offices and Service Response Centre) won the 2008 Building of the Year Award. The judges considered this scheme to be of a very high standard incorporating the best of sustainable design criteria.
Cllr Peter Rees Chairman of CLAW with Jane Davidson AM presenting the CLAW 2008 Building of the Year Award to Gareth Nutt of Neath Port Talbot CBC
Commendations were awarded to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council’s “Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre”, Torfaen County Borough Council’s “Blaenavon World Heritage Centre” and Denbighshire County Council’s “Nant Clwyd Y Dre” refurbishment and restoration schemes. These excellent schemes demonstrated sensitive and sympathetic designs that enabled important historic buildings to contribute to future activities in the community
Jane Davidson AM presenting CLAW Building of the Year 2008 Commendation Certificates to Ed Evans of Torfaen CBC and Clive Rogers of Blaenau Gwent CBC
Torfaen County Borough Council’s “Eco Building” won the 2008 Sustainability Award. The judges were impressed with the innovative elements of the design and the opportunity for future projects to learn from the sustainable design aspects. In particular environmental performance was achieved through a holistic approach with good architectural design and efficient mechanical service installations.
Cllr Peter Rees Chairman of CLAW with Jane Davidson AM presenting the CLAW 2008 Sustainabilty Award to Ed Evans of Torfaen CBC
During the day Members visited the “The National Library of Wales” for an informative presentation by Mark Mainwaring, Director of Corporate Services and Fred Farrow, Building Facilities Manager. Members were interested to learn about the development plans for the Library and see at first hand the work undertaken at ‘one of the great libraries in the world’.
Members also visited the Ceredigion County Council’s pathfinder biomass heating project which will serve the new Ceredigion County Council and Wales Assembly Government office buildings in Aberystwyth. Members were impressed with the size and scope of this project that will use locally sourced wood chip to produce heating to the large complex of new office buildings.
Members from CLAW visiting the new biomass boiler plant being constructed by Ceredigion County Council at Aberystwyth in November 2008