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Archive for October, 2014

SWH and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust work together to protect the environment

Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Civil Engineering, Environmental

SWH and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust work together to protect the environment
SWH Civils, a division of South West Highways Ltd, is due to start work on the Derriford Hospital Helipad facility at the end of October.  

The works will enable the trust to deliver an improved helicopter landing facility. Benefiting Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances, it will also enable them to land at night, helping the hospital to continue to improve their services to the community.

The project at Derriford Hospital is due to finish in spring 2015.

SWH and the trust have worked closely together to protect the local environment during this time.

To facilitate safe pathways for the helicopters in and out...

SWH Nominated for Customer Satisfaction Award

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Awards

SWH were so pleased to have been nominated for a Customer Satisfaction award as part of The British Quality Foundation's Achievement Awards.

To make this category, sponsored by FirstGroup UK Rail, was a fantastic achievement for us and a great night was had by all at the awards ceremony last Thursday in London.

The Achievement Awards are national annual awards that recognise exceptional achievement across the main areas of an organisation's operation.

SWH Nominated for Environmental Award

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Awards, Environmental

SWH Nominated for Environmental Award
SWH has been shortlisted for a Green Goods and Services award from the Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI).

Representatives from the organisation visited SWH’s HQ yesterday to see the innovative reedbed recycling facility which has reduced waste, saved costs and increased biodiversity on the site.

The judging panel will visit all four of the finalists short listed for this award over the next couple of days, from there, a winner will be chosen and then an overall winner of the Debi Award for 2014.

Tim Pegler, Safety Health Environment and Quality Manager at SWH, said, ’Sustainability is at the core of our business...

The Official Opening of the Crediton Link Road

Posted by on October 08, 2014 in Civil Engineering

The Official Opening of the Crediton Link Road

Our Civils division accompanied Devon County Council Councillors at the official opening of the new Crediton link road last Wednesday.

 The scheme involved the construction of a new two lane single carriageway road. The road now goes from the roundabout at the Tesco Superstore onto the A377 and then to the junction of Commonmarsh Lane and Marsh Lane in Lords Meadow Industrial Estate. Peripheral works also took place to improve the nearby junction of Exhibition Road and Commercial Road by the construction of a mini roundabout

SWH Civils awarded Derriford Hospital Helipad Contract

Posted by on October 03, 2014 in Civil Engineering

SWH Civils has recently tendered for and won the contract for the construction of a helipad at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. 

This exciting project, which is due to commence at the end of October, will provide a new helicopter landing facility enabling  a wider range of aircraft to land at Derriford Hospital Emergency Unit. 

The works to be carried out by SWH Civils will enable the hospital trust to deliver an improved helicopter landing facility, benefiting Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances it will enable them to land at night, helping the Hospital Trust continue to improve their services to the community.

SWH has proudly...

Employee Case Study - Steve Tart, Agent

Posted by on October 02, 2014 in Company News, Highways

Steve Tart joined SWH in 2001 as a road worker with some construction experience but no formal qualifications to speak of.

From day one Steve showed great potential and was keen to take the opportunity to develop himself.

Over a decade later and Steve now holds a Street Works card, first aid and 12D Traffic Management qualifications. His CSCS card shows an impressive 10 NVQs in addition to a full CPCS plant operator's card.

SWH is proud to be an Investor in People and as part of our commitment to the scheme; we take Learning and Development seriously and are keen to provide...