Friday, 9 October 2009

WAG Building Llandudno Junction

I attended the ceremony of "Topping out " at the Llandudno Junction Welsh Assembly building yesterday which is a tradition of placing the last beam at the top of a building. This was conducted by the First Minister Rhodri Morgan, he was accompanied by Ieuan Wyn Jones Deputy First Minister.

This building project is being delivered by Pochin Construction for the Welsh Assembly Government and the value of the contract is around £20m, so far £13m has been spent, £9m locally. I was told that the project was on time and budget. On site working were around 100 sub-Contractors or as John Pochin called them build partners, most of them local.

Pochin expect to hand over the building to the Assembly in April 2010 and it's expected to be operational in the Summer of that year. I have to say I am amazed by the progress on this building.


  1. waste of money.More expense.How much did this little ceremony cost in travel expensenes,subsistence etc.Rhodri will not have come cheap and I bet the lot of the attentees didnt just have fish and chips after,I will add that if the expense is bourne by Pochins then I bet this cost was taken into account when tendering

  2. April 1st would be a good date!