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SWH Civils has completed the construction of a helipad at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

This facility replaces the old grassed landing area with a state of the art helicopter landing facility. 

The new helipad provides a 24 Hr landing facility for the hospital which enables a wider range of aircraft than was previously possible to land adjacent to the Derriford Hospital Emergency Unit.

Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances along with air sea rescue Sea Kings can now access the hospital day and night, helping the Hospital Trust continue to improve their services to the community.

SWH has proudly supported the Devon Air Ambulance Trust as it’s chosen charity since 2008, having raised nearly £5,000 for the cause during that time. SWH’s employees feel very positively towards the charity and therefore everyone is happy to be involved in a project which directly contributes to DAAT’s ability to provide their invaluable service.

SWH Civils also recently completed two other major projects. The old Laira Rail Bridge in Plymouth has been renovated and converted into a cycle bridge. In Exeter, the delivery of a road widening scheme on the approach to Exeter Airport provides improves safety conditions for those accessing the airport and the adjacent business parks.

In addition, the next few weeks will see SWH Civils complete construction of an equestrian/cycle bridge over the A38 at Heathfield. This structure forms part of a route linking Newton Abbot to the Granite and Gears cycle route which traverses the Dartmoor National Park.

Civils Manager, Jerry Bricknell said, “The whole of the SWH Civils team is delighted to have been involved in a so many recent projects which will be of direct benefit to both local residents and visitors to Devon."

Find out more about this project by viewing our case study.


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