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Construction Specialists Announce Renovation at Port Talbot Based Green Park Weir is on Track


Multi award winning construction specialist Andrew Scott Ltd is pleased to announce that they are still on track to finish the major renovation project to enhance the Port Talbot based Green Park Weir site. Work began late September 2016 with an ambitious eight-month turnaround earmarked but the project itself is the result of several years of collaboration and investment between members of the River Afan Water Management Group.

The Group, who have been working closely with Andrew Scott throughout the renovation to ensure sustainable natural resource management on-site, spent years liaising with key stakeholders, including Associated British Ports (ABP), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Tata Steel (UK) Ltd, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, and the Afan Valley Angling Club.

“We are extremely excited to be involved in a complex project which is a critical artery feeding both Tata and ABP dock” said Mark Bowen, Managing Director at Andrew Scott Ltd.

20161031_110305In addition to leading improvement works on the weir, which sits on the River Afan, the project has also been designed to strengthen it, a move that will deliver a number of advantages to the community that surrounds it. Water management systems will be dramatically enhanced meaning increased water security for local businesses and the safeguarding of future generations.

20160819_161113The migratory fish stocks will also benefit with improvement works allowing for easier passage, better conditions and the development of sustainable fish populations. Whilst work is underway, it is important to note the complexity of the project as the rebuilding of the weir will depend on the river flows and flows to nearby docks.

“Andrew Scott are a long established local company employing personnel from and around the surrounding area, and we are pleased to support the local economy and business in delivering this project,” concluded Mark.


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Laurence has spent most of his career in the media industry working in senior management roles with major publishers including Thomson Regional Newspapers, United News & Media and The Newsquest Media Group.

In 2001 Laurence left the corporate publishing world and after a 3-year spell in pharmaceuticals he set up on his own. In 2005 he created Swansea Life & Swansea Bay Business Life, two highly successful magazines now fully established in their respective markets, and since acquired by the Trinity Mirror Group.

In 2010 he stepped outside of the publishing bubble and set up a full service media agency specialising in PR, Advertising & Marketing, with a series of offices along the M4 corridor helping to develop regional campaigns for successful brands such as Las Iguanas, Andrew Scott and a wide portfolio of well-known law firms.

Outside of the media, Laurence travels extensively as a keynote speaker, talking about his experiences as a service and people expert. His ability to inspire audiences has resulted in him working with a number of international brands, including P&G, Kellogg’s, Dunelm and Armstrong. He has also penned a book entitled ‘Live Your Life’, which has become an essential guide to personal and business success for many.

In his spare time, he relaxes with his family, is an avid Chelsea fan, works out at the gym and enjoys walks on the Gower beaches with his beautiful Labrador Frankie (named after Frank Lampard of course!).

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