ALUMINIUM fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has secured a new contract with Sisk Contractors to help support the construction of the new International Convention Centre Wales in Newport.

The new £83m convention centre will attract major events from across the world, and is part of a joint venture by the Celtic Manor Resort and the Welsh Government, who will both take a 50 per cent stake in the project.

As part of its £1m contract at the site, Dudley’s engineers will install Kawneer AA110 capped curtain walling, which will include sloped roof glazing, as well as automatic sliding and manual entrance doors for the venue.

The centre will be situated at the Celtic Manor Resort and will include a state-of-the-art 1,500 seat auditorium and a main exhibition hall that is able to hold 2,400 people and will be the largest pillar-free ballroom in Europe.

The centre will be the largest facility of its kind in Wales and is predicted to bring £70m a year to the local city region economy.

Dudley’s work at the site will start in November 2017 and the ICC Wales is due to open in June 2019.

Dudley’s managing director Colin Shorney said: “We are delighted to be back in Newport to work on the new ICC Wales project. Having worked closely at the Friars Walk retail centre, we appreciate how important projects like these are to the local economy, and look forward to starting at the site.

“In the last 36-months we have worked on a number of landmark projects in South Wales, including the BBC Cymru Wales HQ, CUBRIC and Friars Walk and we can’t wait to add the ICC Wales to our portfolio.”

Dudley’s reputation for quality has been recognised with several industry-related accreditations. The company is CHAS and Achilles accredited, Constructionline registered, and certified to manufacture 'Secured by Design' products.

Established in 1993, Dudley’s Aluminium offers clients full in-house design and production facilities, and has completed many successful and prestigious education, health, commercial, retail and defence sector projects throughout the UK and Channel Islands.