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Dawnus Construction awarded Swansea University highways contract

Dawnus Construction awarded Swansea University highways contract

Dawnus Construction has been awarded a multi-million pound highway improvement contract at Swansea University’s Bay Campus development.

Working on behalf of main contractor VINCI Construction UK, the Swansea-based firm will create two new entrances to the campus on Fabian Way.

The highway work represents a significant point in the construction of the first phase of the £450m campus development which is being delivered by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen.

Due to commence in June, the construction of the S278 works will provide a land mark entrance for the new Bay Campus, enabling controlled access and egress for vehicles and pedestrians both visiting and working within the university.

Additional carriageways and signalling will cater for the movement of traffic both to and from Swansea along Fabian Way. These improvements will address pedestrian safety and connectivity between the bus stops and Elba Crescent, not only for the university, but also for the day-to-day use of the upgraded cycle and pedestrian footpaths.

The junction will also include improved technologies in lighting, drainage and carriageway surfacing. Landscaping around the campus edge and footway will provide an enhanced approach while also recognising and embracing the conservation grasslands with sympathetically planted shrubs and trees.

Jerry Williams, VINCI Construction UK’s Project Director said:

“Since day one, we have worked with our development partners to ensure that local firms have the chance to be involved in this exciting project. We are therefore delighted that Dawnus Construction will be carrying out the essential highway improvements on Fabian Way. As a contractor, they have a superb reputation in the area and their involvement in the project will provide employment opportunities for local people and business for regional suppliers.”

“The work will be undertaken in several tightly managed phases, thereby mitigating disruption to traffic flows and maintaining two carriageways in both directions as much as possible.”

Currently at the planning stage, the work is expected to last approximately 40 weeks.

Lee Davies, Regional Manager for Dawnus Construction, said:

“It’s fantastic news that Dawnus have been awarded the contract for the highway works on Fabian Way. Securing a prestigious scheme like this, right on our doorstep in Swansea, is great business for a local Welsh company like us."

"As we employ our own direct labour and plant, I can genuinely say that this project will help ensure the security of those jobs within Dawnus and will also create new employment and opportunities for our supply chain within the local area over the coming year. There has been a lot of hard work put in by everyone to get to this point, but it has all been worth it and now we can’t wait to get started on site in the summer”.

Date: 09/04/2014

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