Wildfox Resorts Group confirms the appointment of Keystone Environmental Limited as part of the wider Afan Valley resort delivery team. Afan Valley is the first of three new adventure resorts in the UK.
Keystone Environmental Ltd are responsible for initial site management and compound construction, creation and management of habitat and ecological management.
Keystone Environmental Ltd are led by Managing Director Joe Bradshaw, overseeing respective departmental leads from within Keystone’s Contracting and Consultancy divisions. Head of Habitats Josh Willis, and Rob Frith, Associate Ecologist take responsibility for organisation and delivery of site-based activities.
Josh has worked in ecological contracting for over 12 years building within that time a wealth of experience in the creation and management of a variety of habitats. His unrivalled ability to manage logistically challenging and complex sites has been pivotal following Keystones appointment as the schescheme'sst Principal Contractor.
Rob has 15 years’ experience in ecological consultancy, with particular expertise in large scale species translocation and biodiversity survey, mitigation and monitoring.
Keystone are based in Cardiff and South Gloucestershire and have mobilised a large resource to undertake a variety of works to date. The appointed task has seen a vast array of plant and materials utilised on site, wherever possible sourcing suppliers and sub-contractors from the site locality and South Wales, in keeping with the schemes key drivers to benefit the surrounding community and economy. A number of the locally sourced sub-contractors are recent university graduates benefitting from newly created roles in the area and upskilling through on-the-job training, providing key foothold into the consultancy sector.
Managing Director at Keystone Environmental Ltd, Joe Bradshaw, commented: “We are delighted to be working on the Afan Valley project on behalf of Wildfox Resorts and inherently being part of vital regeneration that respects the unique landscape and biodiversity of the Welsh uplands, creating a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations. Rarely does an opportunity present itself to be a part of something as historical and inspired as the Afan Valley Resort, it has truly been a one-of-a-kind experience collaborating with a client with such passion and enthusiasm as the Wildfox team"
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 Keystone Environmental Ltd
Keystone is an independent ecological specialist with a practical, intelligent, and pioneering approach to advising its clients. Our experienced Ecological Consultants and Habitat Contract Managers provide complete ecological solutions, enabling our clients to deliver their projects and achieve their goals whilst fulfilling their environmental objectives – the win-win.
By working in close, productive relationships we share our passion for good environmental practice, continually achieving better outcomes and higher standards.