We have recently completed a particularly interesting 6-week coast protection project on the Llyn peninsula. The privately owned seawall fronted a sea-side property in Nefyn. A large hole suddenly appeared in front of the property and Datrys arranged the emergency stabilisation work to safeguard the house. Continue reading => Latest Update
We are delighted to have moved into our two new office units at Doc Fictoria, Caernarfon which we see as being a fitting environment for what we do. It is a vibrant, modern area, especially with the recent expansion of Galeri. The facilities are a great example by Gwynedd Council of bringing a contaminated and derelict area back to life and into widespread use. Continue reading => Our New Home at Doc Fictoria
We welcome three new members of staff who have started with us in the past few weeks. Tom and Stuart are based in Mold, where they will increase the services we provide locally and further develop and strengthen our presence in north-east Wales and North West England.
Adam has joined us as a trainee technician in Caernarfon. He will provide support across a variety of projects and develop his civil and structural engineering skills and use of Revit and Civils 3D. Continue reading => Summer News
We’ve welcomed Wendy Heaton who has started with us as a Project Controller. This role was identified through the analysis we carried out in conjunction with Bangor University and the North Wales Business Academy sessions with the University.
It had a very positive outcome and the benefits of Wendy’s input and data gathering are already to be seen, in the form of improvements in the programming of our projects and resource allocation. Continue reading => Working with the North Wales Business Academy
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
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
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’ 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 has been employed to carry out the design and project management of the Langwell Hydro scheme in Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands.
The £4.25m scheme, owned by Canaird River Company Ltd, includes a dam, a side intake, a 3km-long 1000mm diameter pipeline, powerhouse and outfall. Continue reading => Major Hydro Scheme in Scottish Highlands
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