In September 2013, the Secretary for Justice announced that the Former Firestone Site on Wrexham Industrial Estate would be the location for a North Wales Prison. The prison will be a huge boost to the North Wales economy. Construction alone is a £212 million investment. Once operational, it is expected to boost the regional economy by around £23 million a year and create up to 1,000 jobs, and we have had the pleasure of filming the construction process. Including the first core concrete pour to House Block 108B, which you can see in our Time Lapse film below.
The pour was carried out over a 12-hour period using 14 wagons delivering concrete from 3 batching plants in Wrexham, Mold and Chester. 2nr 42m pumps supplied by Reilly Concrete Pumping along with a team of 20 personnel were involved in the placing, testing and curing of 600m3 of structural concrete.
Using four Time Lapse cameras from multiple angles and various lenses, we were able to capture the entire 12-hour process in just 2 minutes!