Recruiting Community Ambassadors for Pentre Awel

Three Llanelli residents have signed up to become Bouygues UK Community Ambassadors for its Pentre Awel construction project and it’s hoped that more local people will join the scheme.

The Ambassadors will play an important role in liaising and communicating with the local community who live and work around the project, keeping them up to date on the different stages of the build, the project progress, as well as any issues or concerns arising during the build. 

As the lead contractor for the first stage of the Pentre Awel scheme, Bouygues UK is keen for the neighbouring community to share their ideas and help shape the project. Therefore, the Community Ambassadors will have a pivotal role in the project, as well as having special insight into the project progress so they can stay fully informed.

The Ambassadors made their first visit to the site where they met the Carmarthenshire County Council Cabinet member for Regeneration, Leisure, Culture and Tourism Cllr. Hazel Evans and, they also met Bouygues UK’s Pentre Awel project team led by Peter Sharpe and saw the progress being made on the build.

The innovative, multi-million-pound development, which is being delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council, is the largest regeneration scheme in South West Wales. It will bring together life science and business innovation, community healthcare and modern leisure facilities at the 83-acre Delta Lakes site on the Llanelli coastline.

The Community Ambassadors will be given regular updates about the site and act as a liaison between Bouygues UK and the local community.

Nina Williams, Bouygues UK’s social value advisor for Pentre Awel said:

The Community Ambassadors are a key part of our project delivery. This is a great opportunity for members of the local community to engage with the project, think creatively, and express their ideas freely.

We hope to work with the Ambassadors to create volunteering opportunities for Bouygues UK staff. This is another way we can increase community engagement, but also make sure that any volunteering we take part in is meaningful and is what those in the local area actually need and make tangible differences to those living locally.

It has been great visit and was a wonderful opportunity for our new ambassadors to see the current project progress as well as meeting Cllr. Hazel Evans. We are looking forward to working with them further as the project takes shape.