A £5m transport hub on Anglesey that will service one of Europe’s busiest road networks has been completed.
The 10-acre Holyhead truck stop site, on the Parc Cybi industrial estate, features a management hub with restaurant, shop and restroom facilities, office space, fuel dispensing facilities and space for 168 HGVs and trailers.
The project has been developed by civil engineering company Jones Bros and Watkin Jones on behalf of Conygar Investment Company and Road King. Jones Bros completed all groundworks for the development, which included around 22,000m2 of hardstanding.
The truck stop development, which will serve thousands of hauliers that use the A55 to access Holyhead port every year, also saw more than £750,000 worth of supply contracts awarded to Anglesey businesses. £500,000 worth of materials were also sourced from within 30 miles of the development.
Jones Bros project manager Hefin Lloyd-Davies said: “The transport hub is a fantastic development for the Holyhead area, and we’re pleased to see the development finally completed.
“There was a real focus on using a locally sourced supply chain, and it’s great that so many local companies were able to benefit from the development.
“A number of our apprentices also made a significant contribution to the development of the truck stop, and I’m pleased to see a north Wales project provide valuable hands-on experience to a locally sourced trainee workforce.”
Anglesey-based suppliers included Mona Precast in Gaerwen, which won a contract for paving materials, Hogan Group, which supplied dry aggregates, and Gwalchmai-based Hanson, which supplied concrete.
Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 300 people, Jones Bros has grown rapidly in the last decade. It is currently working on contracts including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.