22 May 2009>
Caerphilly county borough council's run of awards success continues with yet more prestigious accolades being received in recognition of the authority's work.
The council recently scooped three major trophies at the National Transport Awards for Wales, now it has emerged that Caerphilly has won two further awards at other top-level national competitions.
The first award was announced at the Institution of Civil Engineers (Wales) annual dinner where the Greater Bargoed Community Regeneration Scheme (which includes the Angel Way road scheme) was named as the winner of the 'George Gibby Award'. The scheme is a key element in the regeneration of Bargoed Town Centre and the new road, which includes two impressive bridge structures, is already having a positive impact on the transport network in the area.
The second award was for Penallta House, the council's new landmark HQ building in Ystrad Mynach. The impressive office development won the 'Corporate Workplace Award 2009' at the British Council for Offices, South West and South Wales Awards. The scheme was project managed by the council's Building Consultancy team and all eyes are now on 6th October when, for the first time, all winners from the Regional Awards will go on to compete at a national level, in a bid to win the 'Best of the Best' award.
Leader of council, Cllr Lindsay Whittle said, "Our recent spell of award success demonstrates the quality of the projects undertaken by the council. We were up against stiff competition in all the award categories from both the public and private sectors, and it is clear that Caerphilly is leading the way in Wales by delivering quality schemes."
"Everyone involved should be congratulated for their efforts and we will now build on this success and continue to deliver excellence in the future," he added.
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