The construction of the ground-breaking Circuit of Wales development near Ebbw Vale has taken a step forward as the Heads of the Valleys Development Company has named the construction team that will create the new circuit.

World-renowned FCC Construcción will build the £250m circuit in a joint venture with local construction firm Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd of Abergavenny, a ‘perfect complement of international expertise and local knowledge’ according to Michael Carrick, chief executive of the Heads of the Valleys Development Company.

Rafael Foulquie, UK Managing Director for FCC  Construcción, who have previously worked on the Circuit of Jerez in Spain, states: “This project signifies a remarkable milestone within the company’s international development, and reinforces our vision of the UK as our main target. It’s a great opportunity for FCC to get established in Wales, promote local employment and work closely with local communities.”

“As a local Welsh company, it is a huge honour for Griffiths to be involved in the delivery of the Circuit of Wales,” added Alun Griffiths Ltd Executive Director Martyn Evans. “This is the sort of project that will change lives in Blaenau Gwent, as well as people’s perception of the area. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

The new Circuit of Wales racetrack will be approximately 3.5 miles long and will be built to FIA and FIM standards, in the hope of enticing top level national and international motorsport to Wales.