27 June 2016
We are delighted to announce that WYG is among the winners at the ICE Wales Cymru Awards 2016 after receiving a sustainability award for their involvement in the Welsh National Sailing Academy & Events Centre project.
Held at the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff on the 17th June, the annual awards celebrated outstanding civil engineering achievement across the country.
The success of the project was the result of collaboration between WYG providing Civil & Structural and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering services, Ellis Williams Architects Ltd (Architect), Gwynedd Council (Client/Project Manager) and Wynne Construction (Contractor).
As a Centre of Excellence for sail training, The Welsh National Sailing Academy has been designed as a state-of-the-art facility for sailors of all levels of competence and ability.
The development consisted of three main components, the new road and infrastructure, an extension to the marina and the iconic Academy Building. WYG provided both Civil & Structural and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering services for the Academy Building.
Antony Jones, Associate, WYG said: “We are thrilled for the project to have been awarded a sustainability award. This project has been incredibly challenging and ultimately rewarding. The team has held together well through high pressure periods and our collaborative approach has successfully delivered this wonderful scheme. The approach to sustainable technologies for this BREEAM Excellent building includes the use of local stone for the substantial gabion walls, timber and also translucent cladding to reduce the need for artificial lighting which has provided the client with an outstanding facility for the local and wider community.”
Full details of the awards and project winners can be found here.