17th January 2014
Caulmert is pleased to be providing structural engineering advice to Purcell Architects following their success in securing the feasibility study and business case for the Caernarfon Station site. Located in the shadows of the historic Caernarfon Castle, the scheme will be carried out on behalf of The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway, in partnership with Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council.
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is Snowdonia’s most spectacular railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon. The trains – hauled by the world’s most powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives – climb from sea level to over 650ft on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog.
Work for this project will be carried out from the Caulmert head office in Bangor, North Wales.
For further details of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway please refer to their official website here: http://www.festrail.co.uk/main.shtml