All roads point forward

CEW are proud to be involved with the team delivering the A465 heads of the Valleys (Section 2) Gilwern to Brynmawr, up the Clydach Gorge.

9th June 2017

CEW are proud to be involved with the team delivering the A465 heads of the Valleys (Section 2) Gilwern to Brynmawr, up the Clydach Gorge.

As one of the projects that make up the Exemplar programme, the team shared their knowledge, learning and understanding with the industry on Thursday, 8th June.

It was a packed Skills Academy briefing room with the designers, project managers, client, contractor and the team shared their lessons learnt, strategy and insights in how they are intending and delivering the scheme.

The dualling of the scheme over 8km and includes 14 major structures, 12km retaining wall and the excavation and removal of over 1.2million m³ of earthworks. All of this through an extremely narrow rock Gorge with the river to one side and Brecon Beacons to the other.

Section 2 of the A465 is recognised by the Welsh Government within the National transport plan as a strategically important route and the delivery of these works will have an undeniable long-lasting effect on the surrounding area.

CEW and the Exemplar programme look to find those aspects of the procurement, contract, team work and management that delivers a successful project on all levels and that "all can walk away from happy."