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Businesses Invited To Join Pontypridd Lido Team


Businesses throughout South Wales are being invited to learn about sub-contracting opportunities as part of the exciting regeneration of Pontypridd Lido.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has teamed up with the Welsh Goverment’s Business Wales initative and the Lido contractors Kier Construction Wales and Western to hold a specialist “Meet the Buyer” event on July 21st.

The purpose of this event is raise awareness of subcontracting opportunities that are relevant to and within the scope of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in South Wales, and to ensure that in line with the Welsh Government’s Community Benefit Toolkit, that as much of the economic benefit as possible from the Lido project is retained within Wales.

The restoration of the Grade 2 listed Lido will incorporate three new heated pools all differing in size, restore many of the original historic elements of the building, and construct new build changing rooms facilities with a café and Interpretation centre.

The Council’s contractors, Kier Construction Wales and Western are looking for a wide range of traders with expertise in plastering, soft flooring, decorating, hygienic wall cladding, painting, ceramic tiling, appliance fittings, curtain tracks, blinds and mirrors.

During the “Meet the Buyer” event suppliers and traders will learn of the current project underway at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park Lido with an overview of the relevant subcontracting opportunities that are likely to be required.

They can gain an understanding of the standards expected of subcontractors, as well as the necessary approval/vetting process and procedures required before being involved.

The event will be an informal opportunity to network with representatives from Kier Construction Wales and Western.

It is being support by Business Wales, the Welsh Government’s Business support mechanism, designed to offer support to small and medium sized enterprises across Wales.

The support includes specialist advisors across a number of topics, including Tendering Advisors who can assist businesses that are looking to work with the public sector.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Council Business & Corporate Affairs Cllr Maureen Webber said: “Building relationships and winning contracts from a large project such as the one being undertaken at the Pontypridd Lido can be of huge benefit to local businesses. This event offers a unique opportunity to bring together interested suppliers who will discuss their trades and expertise with the contractors of the multi-million pound restoration scheme.”

The “Meet the Buyer” event will take place from 9am to 1pm on July 21st at the Bowls Pavilion, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd. Booking a place for this event is essential via: https://www.business-events.org.uk/events/south-east-wales-highways-fram... or via Aled Walters, Kier Construction Limited, who can be contacted at aled.walters@kier.co.uk

The restoration of the Grade II-listed Lido is taking place thanks to £3million from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, £2.3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a £900,000 contribution from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, and a £100,000 contribution from Cadw.
AberdareOnline would add

The Labour manifesto 2012 says

Pontypridd Lido
If re-elected Labour will work to secure the necessary funding from HLF and WEFO to deliver a new Lido facility. If successful with securing funding we will ensure that the facility becomes a regional tourism attraction. We will also ensure that the existing paddling pool facility is protected.


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