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Contract for convention
Aluminium fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a new contract, with Sisk Contractors, to help support the construction of the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales).
The new £83m convention centre will attract major events from across the world, and is part of a joint venture by the Celtic Manor Resort and the Welsh Government, who will both take a 50% stake in the project.
As part of its £1m contract at the site, Dudley’s engineers will install Kawneer AA110 capped curtain walling, which will include sloped roof glazing, as well as automatic sliding and manual entrance doors for the venue.
The centre will be situated at the Celtic Manor Resort and will include a state-of-the-art 1,500 seat auditorium and a main exhibition hall that is able to hold 2,400 people and will be the largest pillar-free ballroom in Europe.
The centre is the largest facility of its kind in Wales and is predicted to bring £70m a year to the local city region economy.
Dudley’s work at the site will start in November 2017 and the ICC Wales is due to open in June 2019.
Dudley’s managing director Colin Shorney says: “We are delighted to be back in Newport to work on the new ICC Wales project. Having worked closely at the Friars Walk retail centre, we appreciate how important projects like these are to the local economy, and look forward to starting at the site.
“In the last 36-months we have worked on a number of landmark projects in South Wales, including the BBC Cymru Wales HQ, CUBRIC and Friars Walk and we can’t wait to add the ICC Wales to our portfolio.” ❐
Sealed unit manufacturer,Topline Glass and Glazing, now sources its warm edge spacer bars directly from Swisspacer. Having used Swisspacer since 2008,Topline has since invested in a coding system to print licence details within their sealed unit production process.
Graham Churchill,managing director ofTopline,says:“We buy black,grey and white Swisspacer bars in sizes from 6mm to 20mm directly from Swisspacer. It makes good business sense, as it eliminates a step in the supply chain and we benefit from better packaging, improved stock control and a cleaner product. Buying directly also keeps us right up-to-date with information on the latest developments. Overall, it’s been a very positive move.” ❐
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