What’s occurring

We’ve been busy over the last few months with a variety of projects. It’s welcome news that Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans plans on reviewing Wales’ affordable housing provision. The review is intended to analyse the potential for increasing match funding as well as examining how partnerships between LAs and Housing Associations are currently working in practice. Many of our longest standing contracts are with Housing Associations.
The report is of particular interest as we continue to advise Williams Homes in Bala and Wrexham, who are providing three social housing developments for Grŵp Cynefin Housing Association. Adam has been heavily involved in these contracts.
Community Housing Cymru’s response to the review announcement – that the current delivery rate will double to a minimum of 75,000 affordable homes in Wales over the next 20 years – represent a massive challenge to the industry and highlights the need to attract and develop talent to meet the demand. These plans are all in keeping with the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru’s November launch of ‘Housing Horizons’, a white paper outlining a vision to make good housing a basic right for all. Continue reading => What’s occurring

Community Hydro Scheme in North West Wales

Datrys has been commissioned to provide the civil engineering design of a local community hydro-electric generating plant.

Hydro Ogwen is a cooperative venture to harness the power of the Ogwen River in Gwynedd.

Datrys is designing the Intake Wier and Powerhouse of the plant, a low drop 100 kW scheme located approximately 0.4 miles south of Bethesda on the Afon Ogwen watercourse. Continue reading => Community Hydro Scheme in North West Wales

Top Award for Caernarfon Care Home

Bryn Seiont Newydd has been named as the best care home in the UK.

Opened last November on the outskirts of Caernarfon, Bryn Seiont Newydd took the top prize in the main category at the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2016.

Datrys was employed by Carroll Builders & Contractors of Ruthin as part of a design and build contract to undertake the full structural and civil engineering aspects of Phase 1 of the care home. Continue reading => Top Award for Caernarfon Care Home

Datrys’ Mold Office – One Year On

Datrys’ office in Mold recently celebrated the one year anniversary of its opening and twelve months on, the branch is flourishing.

Datrys Director, Warren Lewis, who heads up the premises, has been joined by new Graduate Engineering Technician, Sandra Pousadas. Contract staff have also been employed throughout the year to suit demand.

“It’s been an interesting and fruitful year,” said Warren. “We have been working on projects at the Airbus plant in Broughton and at the Electroimpact premises within the Deeside Enterprise Zone.” Continue reading => Datrys’ Mold Office – One Year On

Datrys Recruits 4 New Staff Members

Datrys continues its aim to grow and strengthen its capabilities with the arrival of four new members of staff.

Jonathan Allen is a Graduate Civil Engineer from Swansea University. He will be based in our Caernarfon headquarters and will reinforce the current team of engineers.

Our new technicans are Sandra Pousadas and Levente Incze who completed their engineering degrees in the Instituto Politecnico de Setubal, Portugal and the Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania respectively.

Sandra will be based in our Mold office, with Levente in Caernarfon. Continue reading => Datrys Recruits 4 New Staff Members

Datrys Management Changes

Datrys is pleased to announce changes to its management structure.

Josh Smart, who recently joined us from managing major projects in Queensland, Australia, has been promoted to Director of the Caernarfon office.

Josh will not only ensure the smooth, day-to-day running of projects and general administration matters in Caernarfon, but will also help to mentor the team of engineers based in this office. Continue reading => Datrys Management Changes

Datrys Recruits 3 New Staff Members

Datrys is delighted to welcome three new members of staff to our team in Caernarfon.

Josh Smart joins us from managing major projects in Queensland, Australia. Josh will take a leading role in the maturing capability of Datrys in the Hydro and Extra Care sectors.

Giovanni Lunardi is a Graduate Engineer from the University of Padua, Italy. He will be leading the implementation of BIM at Datrys.

Ann Mason arrives from The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France and will help to develop Datrys’ marketing strategy. Continue reading => Datrys Recruits 3 New Staff Members

Datrys Opens a New Office in Mold

Datrys is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Mold.

Based at the St Andrews Business Centre, this new office will give Datrys a broader presence across North Wales and enable easy access to and from Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and beyond.

Datrys Director, Warren Lewis, will head up the new premises. “This expansion is evidence of the success Datrys has been enjoying over the past 18 months, despite the difficulties in the economy generally.” Continue reading => Datrys Opens a New Office in Mold

Bangor Pier Inspection

Datrys has been working alongside Bangor City Council on the restoration of Garth Pier, Bangor.

Restoration of the Pier – almost 0.5km in length built originally in 1896 – is seen as a catalyst to maintaining the vibrancy of this part of Bangor, with its striking aspect towards the Menai Straits and the Great Orme.

The essential first stage of the restoration process was the description of the current condition of the Pier structure. The City Council appointed Datrys to carry out the visual survey. Continue reading => Bangor Pier Inspection


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