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Aberystwyth seafront after the storm

Aberystwyth seafront after the storm

As footage of giant waves hitting Aberystwyth Promenade was broadcast around the world in December/January, Gwalia staff were able to capture these images whilst on site to address initial damage to some of our student properties in the town.

Facilities Management Technicians Wyn Tongue and Chris Tapp worked extremely hard in the immediate aftermath of the storm to coordinate contractors and begin the clean-up process. They were joined by Property Management Officer Andrew Poole who travelled from Swansea to assess the damage, take action to prevent further consequential damage and ensure repairs were underway.

Andrew said “Our priority was to ensure that we prevented further damage where possible by boarding windows and placing sandbags etc. By doing this we ensured the majority of accommodation was unaffected by the storms for returning students, and that those rooms affected were ready for re-occupancy as soon as possible."