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DJ favourite to top leisure deal playlist

North Wales

D J CONSTRUCTION is set to clinch a £25 million contract to build a leisure development in Llandudno for Grayling Sports and Leisure.

This will be one of the largest deals the Colwyn Bay-based firm has won.

The firm is currently involved with the design and negotiating construction costs with the developer.

Mostyn Estates, owner of the North Wales site, played a key part in ensuring that the local firm had the opportunity to put in an offer for the construction work. Peter Caldwell, managing director of Mostyn Estates, said he introduced the builder to the developer.

'I wanted to encourage home-grown business. They are very competent and have had to prove themselves in pricing the job,' Mr Caldwell said.

The scheme will generate about 150 construction jobs.

But, by the time planning consent has been granted, work is not likely to start on site until mid-summer of next year.

Plans for the site include a swimming pool, health and fitness club, multiplex cinema, restaurants and bars.

The contractor is currently working on a £7 million contract to upgrade and refurbish a holiday camp in the North Wales resort of Pwllheli for Haven holidays.

Mostyn Estates has also proposed a £3 million light tramway to run through the resort's centre. The project has received £1 million in Capital Challenge funding from the Welsh Office. A timetable for the construction work has yet to be decided but the job will go out to competitive tender.