The latest design hub by Amey has opened in Cardiff, creating 60 new jobs in the area. The new hub was opened by Welsh Economy and Transport Minister Ken Skates.
“The opening of Amey’s new design hub in Cardiff, and the 60 jobs it will create, is part of our wider £5bn investment in the Wales and Borders Rail franchise and of our determination to transfer this investment into economic growth and job creation,” said Mr Skates.
“I know that Amey plans to draw on the pool of engineering talent in the South Wales area, and I welcome the company’s commitment to creating high quality jobs in the heart of our capital city. This is the beginning of an exciting venture and I look forward to the future successes our pioneering partnership approach will bring.”
This new hub comes on the back of Amey winning a new 15-year contract to operate the Wales and Borders rail service and South Wales Metro together with train operator Keolis – Transport for Wales Rail Services.
It will form the base where Amey will look to draw on the pool of engineering talent in the South Wales area and pursue new opportunities throughout Wales and its English border counties.
Located on Callaghan Square, the hub will house a team of civil engineers and designers working on a range of projects from road and rail design to data analysis and asset management. The new recruits will join the existing Cardiff Valley Lines Transformation team and employees from Transport for Wales and ECI contractors, providing an environment for increased collaboration and co-working.
Amey’s new hub is the latest in a network of consultancy hubs which the business operates in the UK, including sites in Belfast, Birmingham, Crawley, Edinburgh, Manchester, Motherwell and Sheffield.