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ROCKWOOL has been recognised by RCT Homes, the largest registered social landlord in Wales, with an ‘Outstanding Partner’ award for its support and contribution to the refurbishment of the pavilion at Rhydyfelin AFC, the South Wales football club.

The award was presented to ROCKWOOL’s Paul Williams, Business Development Manager, Refurbishment & Regeneration on 25th July at Pontypridd, South Wales.

The refurbishment of the pavilion was part of RCT Homes’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, managed by its charitable arm, Meadow Prospect. Meadow Prospect delivers regeneration projects, and it enlisted ROCKWOOL’s services to provide 300m2 of REDArt EWI System to the initiative.

It was vital to bring the derelict pavilion back to life, not only for the football club, but also for the wider community that uses the building for events. The work included a total electrical refit, new pluming, new partition walls, external wall insulation, new windows, floors, kitchen, repairs to the roof and decoration. Contributions from all those involved added up to more than £57,000.

Paul Williams, Business Development Manager, Refurbishment & Regeneration, ROCKWOOL UK said: “We are passionate about creating more sustainable communities and are glad that we were able to contribute our energy efficiency expertise to this project. Now the club has a fully functional and energy efficient community hall and we thank RCT and Meadow Prospect for inviting us to participate as well as awarding us for our involvement.”

Andrew Lycett, CEO, RCT Homes added: “ROCKWOOL products have helped to transform the thermal efficiency of hundreds of our tenants’ homes. It has the potential to make a massive difference to families where energy costs often make up a substantial proportion of their spending. But we’d love the partnership with RCT Homes to go further.

“RCT Homes is more than a landlord – we want to play a leading role in the regeneration of local communities – and it’s important to us to find business partners that are more than just contractors and suppliers”.

“The ‘More than…’ award marks our appreciation for the way ROCKWOOL has already gone the extra mile, helping us to completely refurbish a half-derelict pavilion at Rhydyfelin, turning it into a centre for local community sport. We’ve started to chat about other areas where RCT Homes’ and ROCKWOOL’s aspirations may coincide – such as training and work experience for local people. The more we talk, the more I’m sure we’ll find things that a go-ahead housing organisation and a go-ahead local employer have in common.”

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