Jacob climbs the career ladder with Cardiff housebuilder Lovell

Much-anticipated new homes for buyers at Waterside @ The Quays

A talented 20-year-old from Cardiff is stepping up to the next stage of his construction career with city housebuilder Lovell. Jacob Scott, from Llanedeyrn, has been promoted to the position of assistant site manager two years after joining the company’s South Wales and South West region, which is based at the Greenmeadow Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais. The new role follows Jacob’s successful completion of Lovell’s trainee site management programme which he embarked on as a teenager, gaining his NVQ Level 6 Site Management qualification in January this year. “I’ve always wanted to work in construction, even since high school, so it’s brilliant to be working as an assistant site manager when I’m only 20,” says Jacob. “What I like about the job is the variety: each day, you never know what’s going to happen on site and what challenges you are going to face. As well as technical knowledge, you need a lot of different skills, including the ability to plan ahead and manage your time effectively. It’s important to be a good communicator and negotiator who knows how to talk to all sorts of people and you also have to be able to cope with the serious responsibility of looking after the safety of the workforce and the public. I like the satisfaction you get at the end of a job when you can stand back and admire what you’ve achieved after all the hard work that’s gone into it.” “As a trainee with Lovell, I’ve been able to earn while gaining experience, meeting new people from all different trades and backgrounds and having the chance to learn from them. In my new role, my aim is to gain as much experience as possible and keep learning.” During his traineeship with Lovell, Jacob has worked on the landmark Loftus Garden Village development, a 250-home scheme in the heart of Newport built in partnership with Pobl Group as well as new homes schemes in Bristol and south Gloucestershire. Lovell regional managing director Kate Rees says: “As a company, we believe it’s our responsibility to nurture young people like Jacob with the talent and drive the industry needs. It’s been very rewarding to see how he has made the most of his time on our site management trainee programme to the point where he is ready to step into an extremely demanding role. Many people from the company have played a part in helping his development by providing him with encouragement and mentoring support. I’m confident Jacob will thrive in his new position and we look forward to helping him as he moves on to the next stage in what I am sure will be a very successful career.”

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Buyers seeking a stylish new home in Barry are being offered a brand new selection by Barratt Homes at its newly launched Waterside @ Te Quays development. Tose visiting the site can find out more about a new selection of eye-catching one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses - all within touching distance of the marina. “Our new phase, offering a stylish mix of apartments, townhouses and terraced homes is already in strong demand from those wishing to move to this sought-aſter area,” said sales director, Richard Lawson. “Tose who have missed out on previous homes nearby can now come and see this brand new development - and I fully expect it to be just as popular as our previous offerings here in Barry. “Tis is a fantastic development, and we are delighted by the response we’ve had from buyers here so far.” Situated right on the regeneration of the waterfront, the new development benefits from a range of local amenities in Barry. A

new link road to Barry Island is also planned - along with a waterfront cafe quarter, a prestigious hotel, shops and a school. Buyers here can enjoy waterside walks and there are great commuter links to Swansea and beyond. Current availability includes one and two bedroom apartments, priced from £115,995 and £137,995 respectively, the two bedroom Richmond house design, from £193,995, the three bedroom Ennerdale and detached Andover,

from £239,995 and £263,995,

and the four bedroom Haversham terraced home, from £248,995. “Our location here next to the water in Barry is proving to be a real draw among buyers, and we’re expecting demand to grow still further throughout the summer,” added Richard. “Anyone interested in moving to this outstanding development should visit us soon to see for themselves all it has to offer.” For further information about Waterside @ Te Quays can call 0844 5710 385 or log onto

Planners give the green light to 129 new homes in Dinas Powys

Work is set to start on a brand-new community in Dinas Powys, after local planners approved proposals from five-star housebuilders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. A development of 129 much-needed brand new homes was given the go- ahead by planners and means the beginning of a new community, and the creation of employment for local workers. It’s expected that the construction and sales of the new homes will support a large number of jobs, including those for local people and subcontractors. Construction is due to start shortly with the new development set to feature a range of new homes. “This is great for people wishing to settle in this sought-after area,” said sales director Richard Lawson. “We think very carefully before deciding where to build

new properties – and we know demand here is very high. We’re thrilled to be playing our part in bringing new homes to people in the area. “The layout of this development has been created with a whole host of lifestyles in mind – from sole occupants and couples to growing families. This is very important to us. We know there is a need for new and accessible housing in this region, and our home designers have done us proud here. “We’re expecting interest to be high thanks to the high quality of homes and the fantastic location of this new development,” said Richard. “We will continue to work with the local community and stakeholders to create the new neighbourhood.” To register your interest in the new homes call 0844 5710 385 or visit www. or

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