The ICC Wales convention centre has awarded work valued at £22m to Welsh construction firms.
The project, which is expected to cost £83.7m, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. Once complete, the centre will consist of a 43,000 sq.ft. main hall, an auditorium capable of seating 1,500 people, 12 meeting rooms, a tall glass atrium, and an outdoor plaza measuring 26,900 sq. ft. Expected capacity is 5,000 people.
Several contracts have been handed out to companies across South Wales to complete various works during the various construction phases.
One firm is the Shine Catering Systems, a Newport-based business that obtained the contract to provide and install all kitchen equipment.
Julian Shine, the company’s managing director, said that the construction of ICC Wales is provide a huge boost to the region. He confirmed that Shine Catering Systems was honoured to be part of the team dedicated to the project’s success.
Mr. Shine said that over 500 person-days will be devoted to its completion, and an estimated five additional people will be hired specifically for the project. He said that upon completion the facility will be of international importance, with the catering team at ICC Wales being able to deliver catering standards rivalling the world’s greatest venues.