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Plas Heli

Welsh National Sailing Academy & Events Centre

Client:Gwynedd Council

Building – Wynne Construction

Marine Works: Jones Bros  Civil Engineering

The Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass scheme is one of the largest recent infrastructure project in North Wales. The road will span a total of 9.8km from the Plas Menai roundabout, around Caernarfon, Bontnewydd, Dinas and Llanwnda to the Goat roundabout on the A499/A487. The bypass will deliver improved travel times, reduce congestion, improve air quality on local roads and improve safety of active travel in the area.
YGC were commissioned by TACP to undertake an Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW) position during the construction of the new Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass. The role of the Environmental Clerk of Works is to provide advice about environmental issues during the construction process, to ensure that the scheme is compliant with legislation and good practice. Typical issues include protected species, pollution, surface water management, material management, air quality and noise.
Some key work involved;
  • Monitoring and co-ordinating the control of invasive non-native species (INNS)
  • Monitoring the maintenance of temporary bat fencing is maintained and adapted as scheme progresses
  • Co-ordinating ecological checks and supervision
  • Attenuation pond and water resource management
  • Surface water management and pollution prevention
  • Provision of biodiversity enhancements to structures
  • Promote and encourage use of Welsh in all aspects of its activities.
  • Provide a resource for use by the community, for instance through providing facilities which would enable schools to include sailing and water based activities as part of their outdoor activities.
The development comprises of three main elements;
  • Access road realignment and associated services diversions.
  • Marine works including dredging, pontoon and quay wall construction.
  • New Academy building.
The Welsh National Sailing Academy & Events Centre was funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) with match funding from Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council.
YGC’ role involved:
  • Project, Programme, Cost and Risk Management for the overall development, including procurement and management of all Services and Works Contracts (OJEU and Non- OJEU).
  • NEC3 ECC Project Management for Academy Building contract.
  • NEC3 ECC Project Management and Supervision for Marine Works contract.
  • NEC3 ECSC Employer role for New Road and Infrastructure and Marine Advanced Works contracts.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Satisfying WEFO audit requirements.