Gwydir Reservoir Safety Works Update 2019

Following the collapse of Dawnus Construction Ltd in March 2019, NRW has now successfully appointed a new contractor, William Hughes Civil Engineering Ltd to complete the reservoir safety works.

Works have resumed on site in August 2019 on Llyn Cyfty and Llyn Sarnau with the compound at Cyfty South being re-established. Works are starting on site at Llyn Goddionduon in September 2019.

There is considerable material to bring to site to complete the strengthening of embankments and complete spillway construction. Contractor’s large vehicles and material deliveries are travelling through Betws y Coed, with access to NRW forest roads beginning at NRW’s Sawbench car park. Measures are being put in place to minimise disruption whilst upholding the safety of haulers and the public.

Works on all three sites are expected to be completed by December 2019.

Works on a fourth reservoir Llyn Tynymynydd will be taking place in Spring 2020 onwards. We shall be working closely with stakeholders up until this date to ensure these works are planned and delivered without disruption. Thank you.

The works shall continue to be carefully managed across the sites to minimise disruption to landowners, local people and visitors to the Forest. For all enquiries please contact the NRW Project Manager, Andrew Basford on 03000 65 3846 or email
For general information about this project, please visit our website projects/gwydir-reservoirs

Basford, Andrew, 16/9/2019                                                                                                Page 1 of 1

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