Our main infrastructure contractor, Walters UK, has partnered with Danescourt Primary School on some exciting community projects as part of its community outreach while working at the Plasdŵr development.
The partnership began this summer. Walters worked to improve the current cycle track on the primary school’s fields. Danescourt is one of the main primary schools neighbouring Plasdŵr, with a lot of its pupils living at the development.
The cycle track is well-used by the school’s cycle club, and Walters’ work to re-surface it means that pupils can continue to enjoy this feature into the new academic year. It also includes a more technical ‘pump track’ feature for older children, encouraging the next generation to take up cycling and active travel and aligning with one of Plasdŵr’s main pillars.
Plasdŵr has been designed with active travel in mind. Walking and cycling will be the easiest ways to travel around the new development, followed by public transport. Supporting the improvements to the new cycle track aligns with Plasdŵr’s vision and Cardiff Council’s modal shift ambitions to see 50% of all journeys made sustainably by 2050 by encouraging the pupils to use their bikes to get around and to keep healthy and active.
Walters has also visited the school since completing the cycle track to talk about the project and about careers within the STEM industries and its benefits.
At Plasdŵr, Walters is currently working on the infrastructure improvements along Clos Parc Radur and Llantrisant Road, as well as the initial infrastructure work at the Gateway Linear Park, which will be the green gateway into Plasdŵr. Next spring, when it’s complete, Walters will be inviting the same pupils to visit the Gateway Linear Park and see it for themselves.
Engaging with these pupils, along with other local schools, will inspire the next generation, with some of these currently living at Plasdŵr, and others who may potentially become residents in the future.