A NORTH Wales builders has won a top award following their work on a development in Rhyl.

Anwyl Construction’s £1.7 million redevelopment at Afallon - on the town's Abbey Street - has been named as Denbighshire's Best Social/Affordable Housing project for 2017.

The accolade was given as part of the "prestigious" Local Authority Building Control awards. It is one of two awards won by Anwyl Construction, which is based in Ewloe, Flintshire, but was founded in Rhyl in 1930. The company also picked up the same award in Flintshire for their £2.4 million Maes Helyg development at Welsh Road, Garden City, for St Asaph-based Pennaf Housing Group.

The Afallon development, in Rhyl's West End, was built by the construction company for the West Rhyl Housing Co-operative, Wales’s first urban rental housing co-operative, formed by North Wales Housing and West Rhyl Community Land Trust..

It is made up of seven three-bedroom family homes with private gardens and parking. Anwyl also refurbished former commercial premises to house a community shop and a bakery on the ground floor with two one-bedroom and two two-bedroom flats above.

Tom Anwyl, Anwyl construction director, said: "We’re always delighted to win a Local Authority Building Control award as we consider them a hugely important accolade and a benchmark for the construction industry.

"We do feel it is important to work with the local authority building control departments in North Wales. We have a good working relationship with them which has been built up over the years."

Councillor Brian Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s lead member for Highways, Planning and Sustainable Travel, added: "The Afallon site deserves the award due to the excellent standards of construction, site management, reliability and communication.

"The contractor has produced a finished product of the highest standard whilst maintaining an excellent relationship with building control."