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Northern Powerhouse Developments announce the appointment of global integrated infrastructure firm AECOM to deliver project management, cost consultancy and wider multi-disciplinary services on Afan Valley Adventure Resort.

Internationally renowned for successfully implementing and delivering high-profile developments, AECOM have been engaged to oversee the 480-acre resort in South Wales and ensure this unique active lifestyle experience is delivered on time and on budget, to an international audience.

Working alongside a number of key strategic partners on the Afan Valley Adventure Resort, AECOM will now help translate the concept into reality.

Gavin Woodhouse, Chairman of Northern Powerhouse Developments, said: “The appointment of AECOM as project managers of the Afan Valley Adventure Resort is a decision we believe provides yet another tried and tested company working on our common goal.
“Years of research and planning have now culminated in what we feel will be an amazing experience for our guests. We needed a project partner that can understand our vision and deliver to our standards, while controlling costs.

James Gundy, Director of AECOM added: “With a global reputation for implementing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges, we look forward to working on this incredibly exciting project.
“The plans for Afan Valley Adventure Resort have caught the imagination of all who have seen it and we were no exception. Having met Gavin, Peter and the team behind it, the partners involved and seen the site where it will be built, we are immensely excited to be part of what promises to be a truly unique and inspirational project.”

With an international reputation for designing, financing, operating and managing projects and programmes that unlock opportunities, protect the environment and create award-winning results, AECOM, have a global network of offices and serve clients in more than 150 countries around the world.
In 2014 they were ranked the world’s number one engineering design firm by revenue, according to Engineering News-Record magazine while in 2015 they were recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company.
Today, listed on the Fortune 500 as one of America’s largest companies, AECOM’s talented employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals — constantly help turn dreams into realities with Afan Valley Adventure Resort becoming their next big UK project.

The arrival of AECOM is the latest high-profile name to come on board at Afan Valley Adventure Resort and follows the appointment of Peter Moore OBE as Chairman of Leisure earlier this year.
As the man who launched and developed Center Parcs in the UK, Moore’s role is to oversee the creation of the resort and his years of experience have helped attract some of the world’s most respected and distinguished partners to work on the project.

With the emphasis on healthy, active lifestyle and adrenaline-tingling activities, the resort, set in a magnificent site in South Wales, is set to offer guests of all abilities, a unique and exhilarating experience, which will be the first of its kind to hit the UK holiday and leisure market.
Complete with a luxury 100-bedroom hotel and plans for 400 luxury lodges spread around a stunningly equipped central plaza area, construction work on Afan Valley Adventure Resort is set to begin next year.

For more information contact Mark Bowness on 07958 485305