Institution of Civil Engineers honours Jones Bros14th Apr 2011

Jones Bros’ work to protect a seaside town from flooding has been recognised by a leading professional body.

The company’s coastal defence scheme in Tywyn, mid Wales, has been shortlisted for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Wales Cymru Project Awards 2010/2011.

The awards acknowledge outstanding examples of Welsh design and construction undertaken and completed in Wales over the past year. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 6 at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel.

Jones Bros, which is based in Ruthin, Denbighshire and also has an office in Swansea, carried out the sea defence project at Tywyn for Gwynedd Council.

The £7.6m project was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and European Regional Development Fund.

It was so well received locally that a letter of thanks signed by 300 people was presented to the on-site Jones Bros team in recognition of their hard work and professionalism.

Wales’ environment minister Jane Davidson praised Jones Bros during a launch ceremony on the town’s Victorian promenade on March 24.

Jones Bros contracts director John Dielhof said: “The Tywyn scheme has received praise from several quarters, and it is always positive when your hard work is recognised by industry peers.”