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What better way to celebrate St David’s Day than with the exciting announcement that Broxap now have an office in the Welsh capital – Cardiff! We plan on using this new premises for day-to-day operations, ‘Continuing Professional Development’ (CPD) Seminars and other meeting requirements.
We have strong links with this part of the country and have worked within many different areas of Wales to aide and assist on numerous projects that have ranged from canopies to shelters and everything in between. We’ve also worked with a variety of people, including SCAPE, (public sector owned built environment specialist) SEWSCAP, (South East Wales Schools Capital Working Group) and on some of the 21st Century School projects.
Broxap are proud to be involved in so many school builds and one of the projects we’ve worked on as part of our Welsh projects was creating an outdoor canopy for Ysgol Gyfun y Strade in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
The school were looking to provide a solution that would accommodate pupils during lunchtime and if required provide sheltered outdoor classroom facilities all year around. We designed and installed this large scale Newcastle Lattice structure to sit within the confines of the existing space.
Another school project that Broxap got involved with was for the Archbishop McGrath Catholic School in Bridgend, but this time they required our bespoke, ‘Design & Build’ service. This large-scale project was funded with £20 million from the Welsh Assembly, with the aim of building build a brand new ‘state-of-the-art’ school to replace the existing one.
On this project, Broxap delivered an ‘External Works Package’ which included a Wardale cycle shelter, steel framed timber benches, as well as concrete and plastic picnic benches and recycling units, amongst other things!
We also worked on a bespoke Showcase Canopy for Llanelli town centre that used similar materials to that of a specialist steel and glass entrance canopy that we designed for a £3.1 million pound project at Aberystwyth Railway Station.
However, this design features a multi-angled glass panel roof sheets, giving it a unique aesthetic which helped to establish it as a focal point for the area. We worked closely with the local council, who selected the local artist Laura Thomas to design the glass roof.
Broxap are immensely proud of our Welsh projects as they showcase some of the best that we have to offer. We’ve worked on all-types of projects in Wales and in some locations we’ve completed multiple projects. For example in Ebbw Vale, in the Blaenau Gwent county borough, we provided Passenger Shelters for the new, modernised Ebbw Vale Bus Interchange.
As well as, this we also provided a covered canopy for the Ebbw Vale Rugby Club!
This is an exciting move for Broxap and we’re happy that with our additional offices in Cardiff, they will help facilitate our ability to collaborate on many more projects in Wales now and in the future.