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SWH Build has a great year in 2014

The Build team has had another good year.

We have continued to work extensively across Devon, Somerset and Dorset, with the works being managed from our Rockbeare and Poole offices. The size of our team increased during the year, with a number of key appointments, who have not only contributed to this year’s success but will be instrumental in our further development into 2015 and beyond.

This year’s projects have been a little more varied than normal with previous years having been dominated by our works in Schools. Whilst we have still been working in Schools we have also been successful in winning and delivering an increased number of commercial and industrial schemes. In this sector we are currently nearing completion of the Highbridge Enterprise Centre for Somerset County Council, the Broadmeadow Employment Units for Teignbridge District Council, an extension to ProCo STS at Wellington (where we built the original factory about ten years ago), a new storage building for Hepco Slide Systems in Tiverton and a large production extension for Yeo Valley at their Blagdon plant.

In the education sector, to name a few, we have completed the improvement works at King Alfred School in Burnham On-Sea, an extension & refurbishment at St Mary’s School in Bideford; a significant upgrade of the conference building at Poole High School; an extension at Pinhoe School in Exeter and a new two classroom block at Axe Valley School.

A while ago we decided to target the Health sector as we saw this as another potential market for us. This has proved to be successful with works having now been completed at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Shepton Mallett Hospital and we are currently working on a ward refurbishment scheme at the Nuffield Hospital in Bournemouth. With a number of other tenders in circulation we hope to continue this success into 2015.

The Poole office has had its first full year of trading and has exceeded its targets. In addition to some of the projects included above we have continued to carry out smaller maintenance / repair works for various Housing Associations in the area and works are currently ongoing in Bournemouth with an extensive refurbishment scheme to an existing multi storey car park.

As we close the door on 2014 we are already looking forward to the start of another busy year in 2015, not just completing the projects which are currently on site but also with a number of new projects which we have recently secured. We also hope to increase our working area and Client base with the opening of the new office in Plymouth, which will be open for business at the start of the New Year.

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