Balfour Beatty has confirmed the official opening of the £1.2 million Alexandra Head project, procured through Scape’s National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework.
The development was undertaken on behalf of Cardiff Council and has resulted in the construction of a brand new events area in Cardiff Bay.
Appointed as contractor for Alexandra Head last year, Balfour Beatty has worked diligently to deliver an events area that is of the highest quality while also being cost effective.
It is yet another example of the success of Scape’s National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework – a public sector partnership that will improve buildings, roads and places for a growing pipeline of the UK’s civil engineering and infrastructure projects.
Towards the end of last year, the framework was extended to deliver projects up to the value of £2 billion, with projects in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all set to benefit.
Balfour Beatty is the sole contractor for the four-year framework, which enables public sector organisations to commission work through the procurement process, which in turn results in the fastest route to completion.
This has been the case for Alexandra Head, which now has an events area that will be ready to host May’s Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff Stopover.
And Kevin Adlington, Balfour Beatty Project Manager, is pleased that the company has completed work in time for this event.
He said: “We are delighted to hand the Alexandra Head scheme over to Cardiff Council on schedule, providing events space necessary to host the Volvo Round the World Yacht Race later this year.
“Through the project, we have made a significant and sustainable contribution to the local community, including working with Keep Wales Tidy to undertake a litter pick along approximately 1.5 miles of Cardiff Bay and supporting Cycle Training Wales to promote the benefits of cycling at Mount Stuart Primary School.”