Wildfox Resorts Group confirms the appointment of Blake Morgan LLP as part of the wider Afan Valley resort delivery team.
James Gundy MRICS, a director from the Cardiff office, will be responsible for Project Management Services to assist with the strategic programming, procurement and wider commercial aspects of the development. James will be assisted by Alex McCusker (Project Director) and will work closely with Joanna Rees (Partner) who will lead the legal services element of Blake Morgan's delivery.
James is a Director and former office leader of a global construction consultancy with over 20 years’ experience of delivering projects as a Project and Cost Manager within the construction industry. James has been involved, primarily, in the strategic planning and delivery of commercial projects, but has a diverse capability covering a number of end markets and sectors.
Alex McCusker, Project Director, has over 15 years’ experience of successfully delivering projects in the construction industry. Alex recognises the importance of regular project programme reviews, risk management, cost control and regular reporting systems, to ensure that all project members are kept informed at each stage.
Jo has worked closely with developers, government and public sector teams and contractors dealing with all aspects of construction projects from project tender through the build phase, managing risk issues and resolving disputes by ADR, adjudication, mediation or litigation when required.
Wildfox Resorts is committed to supporting a strong and sustainable local economy, through the development of supply chain opportunities. Blake Morgan embraces this ethos with our approach to supply chain engagement and broader social value objectives – actively working outside of our professional consultancy to develop mutual partnerships and networks that provide real prospects to benefit local communities. We will work closely with the Local Authorities, Welsh Government and wider stakeholder community to maximise the social, economic and environment benefits across the duration of our commission.
James Grundy MRICS, Director commented, "We are delighted to be involved in a truly transformational project that will drive sustainable, economic growth, within the Welsh region, by providing a dynamic facility that will attract interest from across the UK and beyond. Working with Wildfox Resorts and the appointed professional team creates a rare opportunity to bring something unique to Wales."
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 1000 jobs in construction and in operation.
Wildfox 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 100 bedroom hotel and our Wildfox apartments, all set within the stunning Welsh valley with easy access to the motorway and rail networks.
Whether you’re a couple wanting to escape the daily grind, a family seeking adventure or group of friends looking to create memories, a Wildfox Resort is the place for you.
About Blake Morgan
Blake Morgan LLP is a UK law firm providing highly tailored legal solutions to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit and government clients. Full details can be found at https://www.blakemorgan.co.uk/