Aberystwyth Fire Station has been recognised for its exemplar waste management strategies at the CEW Awards 2017 being shortlisted in the Sustainability category.
The Constructing Excellence in Wales awards are recognised across the Welsh built environment as the biggest and brightest celebration of best practice in Wales.
Following on from recent shortlisting success in the Construction News Awards, Aberystwyth Fire Station has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award, making the shortlist from among a fantastic number of entrants. WRW are thrilled with this result and hope to follow in the success story of Burry Port Primary School and Ysgol Ffwrnes.
The brand new facility boasts many pioneering qualities, which includes being built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard. Aberystwyth Fire Station is an exemplar regarding waste minimisation and diverted 99.4% from landfill during the demolition and construction phases. The project utilised various techniques as part of the Enabling Zero Waste initiative to drive out waste and investigate the viability of achieving zero waste on construction projects.
The team will now aim to impress the judging panel with a presentation before the winners are announced at the award ceremony in July. Managing Director Jon Williams said: “Following previous years’ success with Burry Port Primary School and Ysgol Ffwrnes, it’s great that a project in West Wales is again recognised by CEW. Being shortlisted for the Sustainability Award is a great demonstration of our commitment to sustainability and our commitment to creating sustainable buildings and reducing negative impact on the environments in which we work.”