Project NameKings Meadow – Dol y Brenin
Project LocationKings Meadow – Dol y Brenin, Llanfaes, Brecon, LD3 8LQ.
Contract Period9 months
Project Start Date (on site)01/07/13
Practical Completion31 March 2014. Note the project was procured through New Engineering Contract (NEC) and a Certificate of Handing Over issued to the contractor.
Contract Value£3,000,000.00
Type of WorkNew build
Construction ProductTraveller and Gypsy Site
ArchitectJim Swabey, Powys County Council / Ian Morgan, Capita Symonds
Engineer(s)Simon Kendrick, Powys County Council / Gary Mitchell, Cambria Consulting
QS/Cost ConsultantsPhil North, Powys County Council
Clerk of WorksMike Wright, Powys County Council
Client AgentDavid Thompson, Powys County Council
Electrical EngineerTim Madeley, Powys County Council
Mechanical EngineerAndrew Billingsley, Powys County Council
Planning SupervisorKevin Dawson, Powys County Council
Main ContractorDerwyn Pugh, Kier Construction Western & Wales
Project ManagerMike Woodburn, Powys County Council
Housing Client Caron Jones, Powys County Council
Land AcquisitionDavid Pritchard, Powys County Council
Legal ServicesClive Pinney, Powys County Council
Planning AuthorityRhodri Davies, Brecon Beacons National Park
Building ControlPaul Griffiths, Powys County Council

Project Overview

In summary the project aimed to deliver a new permanent Gypsy Site for a household of Romany Gypsies with long standing local connections in South Powys. The project was delivered in two phases: Phase 1 commenced in March 2011, and consisted of the design of a culturally acceptable development and Full Planning Permission, on a parcel of land adjacent to the Brecon Enterprise Park in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and was completed in March 2012. The second phase began in March 2012 and involved an application for Welsh Government funding, to acquire the land via a Compulsory Purchase Order and also the discharge 15 Planning conditions and the design and construction of a New Gypsy Site by the 31st March 2014 (Welsh Government funding requirement).

External-Photo-Kings-MeadowThe new site provides accommodation for 10 households and briefly includes the following elements:

  • 10 no. Gypsy and Traveller living units;
  • 4 vacant pitches.
  • Vehicular access;
  • Pedestrian link to meet existing footways;
  • Secure children’s play area;
  • 4 no. visitor car parking spaces (including 2 disabled);
  • Bin store area;
  • Key pad controlled access gate;
  • Lighting;
  • Treatment plant and drainage;
  • Earthworks and enhanced landscaping areas within the site and on site boundaries.
Powys County Council – Kings Meadow, Dol y Brenin

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