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Swansea-based AB Glass Completes £1.3m Contract


Despite a series of intense storms hitting the UK over recent months, one of the largest aluminium manufacturing and installation companies in Wales is set to complete a contract worth over £1 million, on time and on budget.

AB Glass, based in Swansea, South Wales, secured the substantial contract for Ysgol Bae Baglan School in 2015. The package included new windows, doors and curtain walling for the £40 million development. The main contractor is Bouygues UK.

Although set to finish on time, staff have had to work additional hours to compensate for the eight storms that battered the UK throughout the latter half of 2015, including Storm Frank, which brought with it torrential rain and 80mph winds.

Jeremy Morgan Technical Director of AB Glass, said:

“We started on site at the end of September last year, but we were met with some very trying days when the storms hit the UK and we were stuck with the wind and the torrential rain. However, credit to the whole team, they have worked overtime to get back on target, both on site and in the factory.

“Thanks to all the team’s hard work we are confident we will complete on time in the coming weeks.”

Scheduled to open this September, the new school will cater for children aged three to 16 and will replace Cwrt Sart Community School, Glanafan Comprehensive School, Sandfields Comprehensive School and Traethmelyn Primary School.

Ysgol Bae Baglan will accommodate 1100 secondary school pupils, 300 primary school pupils and 100 specialist places for pupils with additional learning needs will be available.