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  • 75

    Pupils involved

  • 4

    of our people were involved

  • £5063

    Social return on investment (sroi)

Poppy Memorial

In conjunction with South Wales Police's Memorial Event to mark the 100th year!


  • Collaboration with our customers South Wales Police
  • Engagement with local primary Coety Primary School
  • Improving the image of construction
  • Involvement in Community memorial event

Our construction and demolition experts are near the end of demolition works for a project at South Wales Police Headquarters, Bridgend. Construction works are scheduled to begin in early 2019 which continues a long-standing relationship having completed many projects at this location in recent years.

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Having a close working relationship with South Wales Police we were asked to help improve the area which surrounds a sundial memorial at the headquarters. The area has 54 meters of site fence line which forms the barrier for our current project and was currently painted grey.

With the centenary events taken place in November to remember the fallen of WWI, it was important to both South Wales Police and ourselves, that the area was fitting for the planned events.

Local Primary School Coety Primary were invited to design various poppies to generate a field of poppies. They were excited to be asked and we received many different creations to be used in the final designs. 75 pupils’ designs were received in total.

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Our senior graphic designer, Kayleigh Laing, created the concept which was installed. Four of our people were closely involved with the logistics of these installations.

Coety Primary teacher Mrs Pittard said she was ‘overwhelmed by the final design which had brought her to tears’.

South Wales Police Deputy Chief Constable Rich Lewis tweeted (@DCCRichLewis on 4/11/18):

“Great Picture of our Sundial and South Wales Police Memorial with a backdrop of poppies designed by Coety Primary Bridgend. Thanks to them. A fitting location for part of our remembrance service next week”

A later site visit to see the installation had been organised with the school to allow the young people to see how their work and its importance has played a part in the Armistice Day events of 2018.

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