Work to start on £315m Welsh race track

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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Civils firm Alun Griffiths (Contractors) is set to start preparatory work in late January to clear the way for construction to start on the £315m Circuit of Wales racing track.

Circuit of Wales race track will open in 2017 to stage the British MotoGP
Circuit of Wales race track will open in 2017 to stage the British MotoGP

Spanish giant FCC has taken the main contract to transform 830 acres of Blaenau Gwent into an international motorsport circuit, technology park and training facility.

Local firm Alun Griffiths will deliver the ground reprofiling and infrastructure package on the project.

Scheme promoter, the Heads of the Valleys Development Company, received final planning in November and is now aiming to start construction proper by March.

The project will bring an international motorsport circuit to the site north of Ebbw Vale, near the Rassau Industrial Estate, alongside a 1m sq ft technology park and training facility.

Circuit of Wales

Circuit of Wales motorsports complex will be delivered in several phases

Circuit of Wales

The main race track is 3.5 miles long. There will also be smaller circuits for karting, motocross and 4×4.

Circuit Of Wales

The first phase will include some of the brand and innovation centres, a hotel, paddocks and permanent grandstands

Backers hope to have the track completed for the circuit to stage the British MotoGP in 2017, before the entire development is completed in 2020.

 

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