ICE Wales award recognises tourist benefits provided by the Chainbridge restoration

15 July 2016
ICE Wales Cymru Roy Edwards Heritage Award 2016 was won by a project to refurbish Llantysilio Chainbridge, originally built in 1817. Judges said it is a very good example of what can be achieved with vision and co-operation.
ICE Wales award ceremony 17 June 2016 ©FotoWales

ICE Wales award ceremony 17 June 2016 ©FotoWales

Further information

Laura Matthews. Ramboll

Laura Matthews

Principal Engineer
T: +44 7436 799 521

As principal designer and engineer on the project, Ramboll applied modern civil engineering techniques to restore this historic structure to a serviceable condition on behalf of the principal contractor Shemec Ltd, for Llangollen Town Council.

The judges were impressed that the lead for the project was taken by the Town Council supported by Llantisilio Community Council with Heritage Lottery funding the majority of the cost along with locally raised funds. The economic benefit to local business is already evident and work is in progress to increase the tourist benefits provided by the new bridge. The refurbishment is a very good example of what can be achieved with the right vision and the co-operation between all parties involved.

The annual Project Awards celebrate the contribution of civil engineering to Wales by recognising schemes for their excellence in concept, planning and design, contract management and construction. The ceremony took place on 17th June 2016 at the Cardiff Mariott Hotel.

Project details

Chain bridge restoration project at Llangollen, Wales, UK. Ramboll

Llantysilio Chainbridge restoration

Thought to contain the oldest wrought iron chain links in the world, this bridge project has transformed a derelict and unsafe site into a safe, functional structure that is a major tourist attraction.


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London SE1 8NW
United Kingdom
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Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

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