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Arty Youngsters Illustrate the Importance of Site Safety

Youngsters from Pontypridd’s Coed-y-Lan Primary School were rewarded for their artistic handiwork when we visited them, along with social housing landlord, Rhondda Housing,  to announce the winners of a poster competition to promote construction site safety.

We are building the nearby Coed-y-Lan development for well-respected Rhondda Housing Association who are providing 18 new affordable homes on the site of the former Coed-y-Lan Lower Comprehensive School in Lanpark Road.

Our team visited the school a few months ago, along with Rhondda Housing Association and Honor Goodsite, the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) mascot, to talk to the children about staying safe around constructions sites – and to launch an artwork competition on the subject.

Inresponse, the pupils have created an array of artworks on this topic, and after much deliberation by the judges they chose some winners. Their original designs have now been enlarged and put up on the hoarding at the Coed-y-Lan site to remind children to be aware of construction site dangers.

Our Community Engagement Manager, Antonia John, said: “It was lovely to meet the pupils at Coed-y-Lan Primary and to see how enthusiastic they were about sharing site safety message through their brilliant artworks. We are a Welsh company and being an active part of the local communities we serve here is very important to us.”

Lesley Davies, Chief Executive from Rhondda Housing Association, said: “We are always keen to ensure the community feels involved in our regeneration and we would like to thank Coed-Y-Lan Primary for welcoming us along.”

Coed-y-Lan headteacher, Robert James said: “I would like to thank Morganstone and Rhondda Housing Association for taking the time to visit the children and for showing a keen interest in their safety. Asking the young people to take part in a practical and fun exercise is a great way of helping to embed important messages and I know the visits gave them much to think about.”

The Coed-y-Lan site is due for completion in the last quarter of 2017, providing 18 new homes, including six ground floor apartments with adaptions for those with special access requirements. The apartments will be built to Welsh Government development quality requirements and rented accommodation is available via Homefinder RCT, which allows you to register for housing and view all the properties that are available at

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