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Earth Science Partnership leading geological assessments as part of the delivery team

Wildfox Resorts Group confirms the appointment of Earth Science Partnership Ltd as part of the wider Afan Valley resort delivery team.

Earth Science Partnership Ltd working from their office in Taffs Well near Cardiff are responsible for geotechnical and geo-environmental assessments, land stability matters and ground investigation work.

Led by Matthew Eynon (CGeol) and Giles Sommerwill (CGeol), the Earth Science Partnership team includes Mathew Elcock, Emma Kirk, Matthew Rowe-Smith and number of committed and passionate chartered senior and graduate engineering and environmental geologists.

As a team, they have considerable experience and a proven track record in a wide variety of geo-environments across the UK including large post-glacial landslides, historical coal mining and legacy brownfield land in South Wales. The project teams largely comprise plant, labour and laboratories from the local area.

ESP Director, Matthew Eynon commented: “We are excited to be involved with this amazing vision for the upper Afan Valley and foresee our knowledge of the local and regional geological conditions will aid future decision-making and designs. There are clear opportunities to be created for local communities whilst creating a wonderful facility for visitors from across the UK to enjoy.”


About Wildfox Resorts

The Afan Valley resort will be the first of its kind in the UK and will be the single biggest investment in tourism, regeneration and landscape restoration in Wales, creating over 1,000 jobs in construction and in operation.

Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley will offer an adventure-filled escape for all ages who wish to take part in a range of activities including mountain biking, walking and cycling trails, canyoning, zip wires, climbing, bouldering, family adventure pool and electric off-road experiences to name a few. For those looking for a more relaxing stay or some well-deserved rest and recovery, the resort will offer a unique spa as well as a selection of restaurants and bars that champion regional produce.

Guests will be able to choose between a range of high-quality lodges or stay within the bespoke hotel and our Wildfox apartments, all set within the stunning Welsh valley with easy access to the motorway and rail networks.

About Earth Science Partnership

Earth Science Partnership is a consultancy of engineers, geologists and applied environmental scientists. We are experts in understanding ground processes and providing effective solutions for a range of commercial and private clients. Through fundamental understanding of technical problems and good practice, we deliver savings. This is coupled with a good appreciation of stakeholder, regulatory, and environmental issues that can influence a scheme. We strive to deliver our expertise in a way that will best satisfy your project objectives and have achieved requirements for accreditation in accordance with a range of ISO standards, which enable us to exceed obligations as a consultancy, employer and competent organisation committed to ongoing development. A range of information and case studies can be found on their website:


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