The A483/A489 trunk roads at Newtown form part of the north-south and east-west transport corridors linking areas such as Mid Wales and the West Midlands. Newtown was a pinch point on the network and the junction of the A483(T) and A489(T) regularly suffered from traffic congestion. Further industrial development of Newtown was hampered by transport and congestion issues.
The project is one of the largest ever to be delivered in mid-Wales and entailed the construction of a new bypass around the southern edge of Newtown that crosses the Cambrian Railway and involves the bridging of several valleys and culverting a number of significant water courses that feed into the River Severn.
The highly complex scheme aimed to deliver several transport planning objectives such as maintaining the economic base of the town and reducing air pollution in the town centre. The A483/A489 Newtown Bypass consists of:
The Welsh Government appointed an integrated Corderoy/Capita client-side Employer’s Agent team in 2012. Following which the team worked in true collaboration with Welsh Government to develop the £100m scheme through procurement to contract award, public inquiry, detailed design, construction and handover.
Our teams provided multi-disciplinary technical advisory services, including:
Specialists provided ongoing technical advisory throughout all key stages of delivery and co-ordination of technical issues between the designer and contractor and on-site supervision, recording changes and managing them to ensure no delay to the construction programme.
Our role also included acting as NEC Supervisor to principal contractor Alun Griffiths, liaising closely with all key stakeholders and affected parties to help reduce impacts and ease the construction phase through to handover and aftercare.
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