With the help of Oldcastle Primary School and Hale Construction, our colleagues made history earlier this week in Bridgend.

To mark the completion of the final phase of our new housing development in Brocastle, we decided to do something special. Together with pupils from Oldcastle Primary School, we buried a time capsule at the entrance of Ffordd Melin Ddwr, with instructions for it to be opened in the year 2050. 

In an attempt to capture a snapshot of life in 2023, the capsule, provided by the team at Hale Construction, contained many items including notes and artwork from Oldcastle Primary School, a copy of this week’s local newspaper, coins and even some COVID-19 testing kits!

“With the build at Brocastle coming towards completion, it’s fantastic to see all our hard work capped off with this great concept from the pupils over at Oldcastle Primary. It was a pleasure welcoming our guests from Oldcastle onto the development and we even got a visit from the school’s wellbeing dog Barney!”

Judi Thomas, Assistant Development officer at Valleys to Coast

Andrew Collins, the Contracts Manager of Hale Construction, was on site to assist the pupils in burying the capsule and had this to say on the event: “We are delighted to assist our client Valley to Coast in facilitating this event where the local school children came up with items of interest to encapsulate within the time capsule. This now with the assistance of the school children is now buried and scheduled to remain in situ for the next 27 years. Well done to all involved.”

Our latest development at Ffordd Melin Ddwr, Brocastle, completed Phase One back in December 2022 with families picking up their keys just in time for Christmas. Upon completion in the next few weeks, the development will contain 25 new homes made up of 18 new houses, 6 flats and a bespoke-built disability adapted home.