Morgan Sindall appointed to build £5 million cattle market in Raglan
Morgan Sindall has been appointed by Monmouthshire County Council to build a new £5 million livestock market at Bryngwyn, near Raglan.
The livestock market, to be constructed on a 27-acre site, will hold 300 sheep pens and 150 cattle pens. The building will comprise a steel frame with timber-cladding and include a lorry and car park, offices and a café.
The new trading facilities will serve the Monmouthshire farming community following the closure of Abergavenny livestock market. The closure of the market is part of a wider regeneration scheme of the town.
Tom Davies, operations manager for Morgan Sindall, said: “We are pleased to be a part of this significant project for Monmouthshire County Council, which will provide the local farming community with modern livestock market facilities.
“A project of this size will have a significant impact on the local economy and we always seek to support the communities in which we work. We will be aiming to appoint around 80 per cent of our sub-contractors from the local supply-chain during this project.”
Cllr Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration, said: “We’re delighted that the preparation work for the project to build the promised replacement livestock market for Monmouthshire is running to schedule and we look forward to working with Morgan Sindall over the coming months.
“The building work on the market should be complete by late summer, with a view to business transferring there in the autumn. At that point, we will close the existing Abergavenny livestock market.”
Pictured: A computer-generated image of the new cattle market to be built at Raglan
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