Wildfox Resorts Group confirms the appointment of Stantec UK Ltd as part of the wider Afan Valley resort delivery team.
Stantec, working from Cardiff and Bristol, will provide local knowledge and regional support. National senior experience required on a project of this complexity and magnitude will also be provided. Stantec are responsible for Planning, Transport, Environmental, and specialist engineering services. Stantec Cardiff are also providing Landscape design services working closely with the architects to develop the masterplan and economic, funding and delivery advice to ensure the success of this significant investment.
Stantec’s multi-disciplinary team is led by Jane Hirst, Planning Director, supported by key staff and department heads including Sam Harper, Planning Director, Martin Dix, Director of Buildings, Scott Witchalls, Director of Transport & Infrastructure, Richard Smith, Senior Associate, Transport, Mark Roberts, Director Economics, John Haxworth, Landscape Director and Jamie Glossop, Associate Ecologist. They are ably supported by a multi-disciplinary team of specialist consultants who are well versed in delivering large scale projects of a transformational nature and working in partnership with local authorities and Welsh Government.
Stantec is committed to supporting a strong and sustainable local economy, through the development of supply chain opportunities. With this as a priority, the team is being led from its Cardiff office with plans to scale the team locally to reflect Stantec’s commitment to South Wales and the Welsh economy as a key part of its commitment to its clients and their projects. Stantec already has developed relationships with a range of educational establishments, including Cardiff and Swansea Universities and this project provides opportunities to build on those.
Jane Hirst, Planning Director, commented: "At Stantec, we are lucky to be involved in some significant transformational projects and Wildfox – Afan Valley could not be a better example. Building on the Wildfox vision we are excited to be involved in this amazing project which champions the natural environment at the same time as having a significant positive impact on the local, regional and national economy through celebrating what is the best of 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 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.
Whether you’re a couple wanting to escape the daily grind, a family seeking adventure or a group of friends looking to create memories, a Wildfox Resort is the place for you.
Stantec is a top-tier global consultancy, working with clients and communities in the UK for many years. Stantec has consistently been at the forefront of planning, design and delivery of development in the UK. With offices across the UK, including two in Cardiff, Stantec has a strong reputation for its work with public and private sector clients on a diverse range of high-profile development and infrastructure projects.
Stantec’s promise is to design with community in mind. Delivering this means using their collective passion and expertise to help address the world’s biggest and most pressing problems by delivering sustainable futures for our communities. They are committed to tackling climate change and ensuring resilience, while delivering benefits for the communities they work in. They advance initiatives that support a more sustainable world. You can view their case studies by visiting their website at https://www.stantec.com/uk