A NORTH Wales firm is providing a boost to the Anglesey economy during construction of the £3.5 million Holyhead truck stop development.
Civil engineering contractor Jones Bros, which is delivering all groundworks for the 200-bay site at the Parc Cybi business park, has procured compliant materials worth more than £750,000 from island businesses.
Jones Bros project manager Hefin Lloyd-Davies said: “Having previously completed the works on constructing the business park in 2008, we have worked closely with local suppliers to source compliant materials for this project.
“Jones Bros is very pleased to be using locally sourced materials that add value back into the island economy during the construction of the transport hub.”
Suppliers include Mona Precast, based in Gaerwen, which will supply paving materials for the project, and Hogan Group, which has won the contract for dry aggregates.
Hanson, based in Gwalchmai, will supply concrete for the hub.
On top of the £750,000 investment in materials, Jones Bros has secured £500,000 worth of materials from within 30 miles of the truck stop site.
Fred Done, of the Conygar - Road King joint venture, said: “As well as benefiting local companies through the supply chain, I hope this project will lead to development of Parc Cybi, providing further benefits to the Anglesey economy.”
Jones Bros’ work on the project includes constructing 22,000m2 of hardstanding and the construction of 278 works access points into the site.
The company is working on the project with the Watkin Jones Group, which is constructing the truck park’s support facilities.
The truck stop should be operational by January 2015.