FOLLOWING ON FROM the successful re-roofing of the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and their appointment over the border at Manchester Town Hall, Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors have now been awarded a £1.3m contract on another of Wales’ most prestigious buildings in Aberystwyth.
Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors has won the new contract on the ‘Old College’, a Grade 1 listed building built in the mid-19th Century, originally designed as a Grand Hotel but re-purposed as a college in 1872 becoming the first University College in Wales. In a joint venture by the University of Wales and Welsh Government, the building is again being re-purposed as a mixed-use facility and will become a major cultural and creative centre for Wales.
Greenough’s MD Jon Greenough said: “As a Welsh company, we are delighted to have been chosen by one of Wales’ leading heritage contractors, Andrew Scott Ltd, to work with them in restoring this incredible building. We know Andrew Scott has a great history and reputation, so we are really looking forward to working with them on this one.
“The appointment has significantly increased our order book to well over £3.5m for the coming 18 months, which provides us with the security we really appreciate in the current climate, and gives us the confidence to continue to invest and recruit.”
A True Family Concern
Greenough & Sons are a true family concern having eight family members involved in the business in a variety of roles. In 2021 they celebrated their 50th year in business, with a UK National Award for Heritage Roofing for a project in Dolgellau, as well as being awarded a £1.5m contract for re-roofing Phase 1 at Manchester’s iconic Town Hall, part of a £330m restoration project due to be completed in 2024.
Jon Greenough added, “On the Old College, we will be utilising the world’s finest slate from Bethesda, North Wales and by employing our highly skilled and experienced craftspeople to install it, we will give this building the best possible chance of surviving the next 100 years against the brutality of the Irish Sea on which it sits!”