Ammanford-based TRJ Ltd has been selected as construction partner after the Phase 2 contract was formally advertised through the Welsh government’s Sell 2 Wales site.

Firms from across the UK showed interest, but TRJ proved successful, following on from its award of Phase 1 in December 2016.

Work will focus on turning the three ‘Super Hangars’ into an Aston Martin manufacturing facility.

Explains Aston Martin president and chief Andy Palmer: “This is yet another step on our journey in Wales, with the facility now starting to take shape. TRJ have proven themselves during ‘Phase 1’ and we look forward to working with them over the course of this next phase of the project.”

Aston Martin announced that it had chosen St Athan from 20 potential global locations as its second manufacturing facility in February 2016.

Adds First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones: “Our decision to open our Sell to Wales procurement channel to Aston Martin was designed to ensure that businesses right across Wales feel the benefit of the company’s decision to locate here.

“I am so pleased that Ammanford based firm TRJ have been successful in winning the contract for the next phase of construction of Aston Martin’s manufacturing facility at St Athan. This is exactly the sort of outcome we had hoped for and I look forward to seeing more Welsh businesses benefitting in the coming months.”