Established in 1870, Andrew Scott Ltd is one of Wales’s oldest independent construction companies. We are a respected name in the civil engineering and construction markets to both public and private sector customers. Founded in Scotland during the latter half of the nineteenth century, Andrew Scott Ltd was originally located in Rutherglen, near Glasgow, prior to expansion into South Wales.

The company was located at the Dockside at Port Talbot, where work was carried out for the original Port Talbot Steel Company. During the early twentieth century, Andrew Scott expanded its civil engineering operations throughout Wales and diversified into new industries. In 1946 the company became incorporated, remaining primarily a civil engineering contractor, it also successfully undertook a number of prestigious projects within the commercial, industrial and sporting sectors.

We are proud to have employed second, third and fourth generations of local families as the company continues to go from strength to strength in its 150th year.


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1870
Early contracts carried out by Andrew Scott in South Wales and Scotland




1873
Ayr Harbour (Wet Dock 1873, Slip Dock 1883)


1902
Aberavon Esplanade & Locks on Neath Canal




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1910
Partick Thistle ‘Firhill’ Stadium
Due to industrial expansion, Partick Thistle FC were forced to vacate their ground in Meadowside, Andrew Scott Ltd undertook the construction of Firhill Stadium between 1908 & 1909, where Partick Thistle still play their home fixtures.


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1920
Commencing in the early 1920’s extensive work was carried out on the original building of the plant and in subsequent years various extensions.




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1947
Port Talbot Steel Works
Since the plant was built in 1947 Andrew Scott Ltd have worked continuously in Port Talbot Works and continue to do so today.


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1960
Cardiff Arms Park
Work comprised the building of the new North Stand, which has since been integrated into the world-famous Principality Stadium. The heavy reinforced concrete foundations were built in difficult conditions, the massive structure was of reinforced concrete with a plastic-coated steel clad cantilevered roof.




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1965
Afan Lido
Built in 1965 and opened by H.M. The Queen the Afan Lido Project comprised of an Olympic Swimming Pool, restaurants and function facilities. After the original facility was struck by fire, Andrew Scott Ltd won the contract to refurbish the pool and extend the facilities.


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1970
Former Swansea Telephone Exchange, now BT Tower
The contract for a new automatic telephone exchange in Swansea saw Andrew Scott Ltd undertake the construction of the twelve-storey building measuring 280’ x 200’, with a basement of some 18’ in depth which was founded on insitu concrete piles at a depth of 50’ to 60’ below ground level. A striking feature of the building is the vertical fluted finish formed on the outside of the concrete towers, which was achieved by the use of fibreglass shuttering.




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1970
Basic Oxygen Steel Plant, British Steel Corporation
The first basic oxygen steel making plant was constructed for the British Steel Corporation at Margam, Port Talbot in 1965.


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1973
Aberavon Town Centre
Commencing in 1973, Andrew Scott Ltd undertook the contracts to redevelop Port Talbot Town Centre to reflect the area’s importance as a centre of industry and commerce. The development entirely transformed the town centre, providing state of the art facilities and convenience shopping for the area.




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1979
Cefn Mably Reservoir
This contract involved stripping the natural vegetation off an area of fields and excavating in order to build a 6 million gallon reservoir. It was built on reinforced concrete foundations with mass concrete walls 26’ high and 11’ thick at the base tapering to a 2’ thickness at the top. The roof of the reservoir was a reinforced concrete slab supported on mushroom head columns. Finally, the natural vegetation was replaced over the structure, concealing the reservoir underground.


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1993
Quay West, Swansea
This commercial development in the centre of Swansea provided much needed office space to reflect the growing needs of the City.




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1997
BOC Margam
Multiple projects undertaken with the BOC Plant in Margam, including refurbishment and extensions.


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2003
Blast Furnace 5
We undertook the civil engineering works for the project at the steel works site in Port Talbot which comprised some 6,000 tonnes of steel and 140,000-man hours. Our additional works included repairs to three hot blast stoves, inhaul conveyor systems and high-level bunkers. A new gas plant, fume extraction plant and closed-circuit water-cooling system were also installed. The furnace was completely rebuilt and operational in a record time of 9 months.




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2008
Parc y Scarlets
Design & construct of a 15,000-seat stadium. The mains stand contains restaurants, corporate hospitality areas, conference space and office accommodation. The project also included the construction of a separate training barn, offering indoor training facilities, and an additional training pitch and sports track.


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2010
Twenty Ten Clubhouse
Purpose-built for the 2010 Ryder Cup, the two-storey golf clubhouse is a fitting venue to host one of the world’s top golf events. Features of the clubhouse include a gated entrance, bar and restaurant, a private members lounge, luxury locker rooms with open fires and additional lounge areas, a pro-shop, and spike bar. The scheme achieved the Wales LABC Award for Large Commercial and Infrastructure Project.




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2013
Cardigan Castle

A scheduled ancient monument which includes Grade I and II listed walls, the Regency Manor House and ancillary buildings.

Phase 1: wall repair works.

Phase 2: building restoration, repairs and conservation works comprised traditional carpentry, roofing, lime mortar and plaster.



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2014
Maes Y Gwendraeth

A two-phase design-and-build 21st century school.

Phase 1: New two-storey teaching block and sports hall.

Phase 2: Refurbishment of the existing school and the construction of new playing fields.

The sports provision included a grass rugby pitch, junior grass pitch, 3G pitch, MUGA, cricket wicket, athletics long jump with pit and throwing circle. The school also includes a county-standard sports hall.





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2014
Sandhurst
Sandhurst is a small exclusive development built specifically for the over 55’s. High quality specification and contemporary architecture have been combined to create tranquil beach front living accommodation that maximises the spectacular views. The scheme has a low carbon footprint, due to its orientation and the use of superinsulated materials with high acoustic performance.


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2015
Barnstaple
Extensive infrastructure and enabling works along with the construction of a mixed used development of seven high quality food and non-food units. Tenants include Frankie and Benny’s and Chiquito, DFS, Next and Asda.




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2016
St David’s Hospice
This project created a 15-bedroom facility for St David’s Care in Newport. Each room provides patients an en-suite facility and private terrace.


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2016
Port Talbot Integrated Transport Hub
The new Transport Hub centralises main transport links including Port Talbot Parkway station, a new bus terminal, cycle facilities, a taxi rank and drop-off and pick-up bays in a largely pedestrianised concourse, providing easier access to employment and residential areas in and around the town.




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2016
Castle Bridge
Construction of a unique curved bridge, topped with timber decking, culptured cladding and feature lighting. The bridge’s piled foundations, concrete structure and 20-tonne steel sections were all placed via ‘jack-up’ barges and floating pontoons. Castle Bridge is an integral part of the Finzels Reach development, linking the Floating Harbour to the city centre. ICE ‘Designed in Wales 2018’ winner.


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2017
St Phillips Bridge

As Principal Contractor we constructed the 4m wide, 50m long Y-shaped bridge over the river Avon in Bristol designed by Knight Architects.

Designed to accommodate the height difference between two riverbanks, one branch is connected to an elevated concrete ramp whilst the other branch carries a pedestrian staircase down to a pedestrian footpath.





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2017
Stoke City
Design and construction of a new 1,800-seat ‘infill’ stand to the southeast corner of the stadium, increasing its capacity to 30,000. The new stand provides additional disabled bays, riser platforms and wheelchair lifts. The project sees two new LED big-screens fitted to the southeast and northwest corners of the stadium, controlled from the new-build media centre.


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2017
Porthcawl Medical
Design and build of a new, BREEAM Excellent, two-storey medical centre with undercroft parking. We carried out all associated external works including upgrades to the existing adjacent car park. Works were delivered adjacent to residential properties and busy infrastructure.




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2018
Princes Foods
Extensive redevelopment of an industrial manufacturing facility in Cardiff. The completed scheme will increase the existing area from 10,996m2 to 20,485m2, enabling the client to increase production. Works have involved demolition of existing buildings, while keeping other buildings operational 24/7. New build construction works are being completed in two phases, phase one complete and phase two due for completion Spring 2020. We are also delivering all associated site infrastructure works.


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2018
University of Bath School of Management Enabling Works

This project consisted 2 storeys rc frame 10m below ground level with associated storm and foul service diversions which are 3m-8m deep adjacent to existing buildings and roadways, with unrestricted flow requirements.





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2019
Banksy
In May 2019, our team undertook the important task of relocating Banksy's 'Season's Greetings' from a garage in Port Talbot, to its new home at Ty'r Orsaf.


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2019
The Wave
New build and civil engineering works for a new in-land surfing destination. The technically challenging and complex civil engineering works includes a 200m surfing lake with the installation of Wavegarden technology that provides 1000 waves an hour. Alongside the surfing lake we have constructed a new visitor and education centre and clubhouse to Passivhaus standards.




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2020

Thames Hospice
New build construction of a large, state of the art, hospice facility. The new hospice, set over eight acres of land, will include an patient day unit, medical facilities, offices, cafe, library and education and community facilities. The hospice will also include 28 ensuite in-patient rooms. As Principal Contractor we are also undertaking all associated site infrastructure works including drainage, services, car parking and landscaping.