TOMB RAIDER II - SNOWDONIA
This interesting part of North Wales has been chosen on several occasions by film makers for location shooting, including by the producers of Inn of the Sixth Happiness starring Ingrid Bergman in the 1950's and more recently by the makers of Tomb Raider II starring Angelina Joli.
On both occasions rural China was the country being portrayed. On Tomb Raider II, concrete was required at a number of locations with local contractors Colin Jones (Rock Engineering) Ltd, being the main contractors using their rock working skills to access the areas via safety harness and ropes.
HOLIDAY HOUSE, ABERSOCH, NORTH WALES
The area around Abersoch in North Wales is a popular tourist area with land for housing at a premium. Building to take advantage of some of the best sea views demands a high level of skill and ingenuity on the part of architects and builders alike.
The site chosen for this new house was some 20 metres below road level. Working with Owen Jones, of Abererch, Porthmadog Concrete was able to provide the necessary equipment for the safe and accurate placing of the concrete for the retaining walls, house foundations, base slab and new access roadway.
ROAD IMPROVEMENTS – A487 PENMORFA
The A487 from Caernarfon to Porthmadog has been the subject of extensive improvements over the last decade. The most recent work carried out was on the stretch north of Penmorfa where the roadway was narrow and had become unsafe.
The work took some 18 months to complete, with several culverts needing to be constructed to accommodate watercourses. The main contractors were Mulcair Ltd of Caernarfon with Porthmadog Concrete supplying all their concrete needs.