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Essential maintenance works at Bournemouth's grade II listed Pavilion awarded to SWH Build

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in Building Construction, Company News

Essential maintenance works at Bournemouth's grade II listed Pavilion awarded to SWH Build

SWH Build has been awarded the contract to carry out essential maintenance on Bournemouth’s Grade II listed Pavilion this autumn/winter.

Following a survey earlier in the year, the 1920s building, which has an Art Deco theatre and ballroom, cafes, bars, meeting rooms and performance studios, was found to need essential maintenance works. This will include stonework repairs and cleaning, repairs and relining of gutters, repairs to soffits and fascias and redecoration of windows and doors to the southern end of the building.

SWH Build, which has an office in Poole, was awarded the contract to carry out the repairs by...

SWH Build starts work on a performing arts centre in Plympton

Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Building Construction

SWH Build starts work on a performing arts centre in Plympton

Lisa Boorman, Plympton Academy Principal with Sheldon Roberts, Site Manager for SWH Build

SWH Build has started work building a new performing arts centre at Plympton Academy, formerly known as Ridgeway School, in Plymouth.

The new building will have two storeys to house music classrooms, practice rooms, a recording studio, drama studios and a performance space.

SWH Build will be constructing a steel frame following the completion of foundation works.

Lisa Boorman, principal at Plympton Academy, said: "The vision is for the facilities to be used in conjunction with the community. Everyone is very excited about the...

Mart Road Regeneration

Posted by on January 01, 2016 in Building Construction

Mart Road Regeneration (Design & Build) SWH Build worked with Somerset County Council to re-phase the contract on this sensitive site ensuring works could begin as scheduled. 

Minehead Railway Station was opened in 1874, linking the town to Taunton and beyond. It is the seaside terminus of Britain's longest heritage railway.

The site was on the edge of the town centre, the location of the market and works connected with the West Somerset Railway – a new information centre and coffee shop, and a steam engine turntable; hand powered and the first of its kind installed in the country for several decades.

The whole...

Exeter College names SWH Build Employer of the Year

Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Building Construction, Company News

Exeter College names SWH Build Employer of the Year

SWH Build has been named Employer of the Year for Painting and Decorating by Exeter College, due to its support of Apprentice Zach Miller

At the presentation on Wednesday 25th November, Bill Foote, Head of Construction at Exeter College said: “SWH is a company that puts the safety, care and interests of their employees first. They have always shown outstanding support for their apprentice Zach, right the way through his apprenticeship journey. Skills officer Paul Leaman has always been very impressed by the professionalism and support shown whenever he visited site. Pastoral care of apprentices is a key priority for Skills Officers and therefore for their outstanding commitment...

SWH Build to transform Taunton Landmark

Posted by on April 15, 2015 in Building Construction

SWH Build is pleased to announce that work is due to commence on transforming part of Taunton’s landmark Market House into a 21st century visitor centre.

The existing Tourist Information Centre (TIC) will be moving into the historic building this summer – and changing its name to become Taunton Visitor Centre.

The centre will share the venue with new restaurant Wildwood and the aim is to have the doors open, ready to welcome visitors by mid-July this year, in time for the Taunton Live festival.

The relocation from the TIC next to Taunton’s main library in Paul Street will help attract even more...

SWH Build near completion to works on Bournemouth Premier Inn

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Building Construction

After battling the seaside elements through the winter months, SWH is pleased to report that Phase 1 of roof and mansard replacement to the Bournemouth Premier Inn/Hinton Road Car Park is almost complete. The building has benefited from a new mansard construction and clad along with new roof overlay, finished with large uprated rooflights. Phase 2 works to the rear elevation on Hinton Road commenced ahead of schedule in February and consists of extensive repairs to art-deco Faience block work. Works will run until June of this year.

SWH Build Complete Broadmeadow Industrial Estate

Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Building Construction, Company News

SWH Build, together with Teignbridge District Council, held an opening ceremony today to mark the completion of a £2.5million project to create employment units at Broadmeadow for new and existing businesses.


The units are aimed at start-ups and people who want to relocate or expand their businesses. This exciting development provides much-needed additional employment space in Teignbridge and will play an important role in attracting new jobs to the area while safeguarding established ones.

SWH Build was appointed as the main contractor in December. Since then the design and site investigations have been worked on intensively before construction work started in...

Announcement of Works Forde Road Depot

Posted by on December 04, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH Build is pleased to announce that works on Forde Road Depot, Newton Abbott, is due to commence in January 2015.

The project seeks to deliver an expanded Transfer Bulking Station facility which will enable the Council to collect additional waste and cardboard generated by up to 12,000 new homes. Teignbridge District Council’s Local Plan has identified this figure and therefore it is essential that a larger facility is created to cope with this potential increase.

The proposal will seek to deliver an improved Depot site at Forde Road to accommodate additional refuse vehicles and waste collections units. This will require some...

SWH Build has a great year in 2014

Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Building Construction

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...

SWH Build hosts site visit from Teignmouth College

Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH Build hosts site visit from Teignmouth College

Last month Nick Ford and his team at the Broadmeadow Employment Unit site, Teignmouth kindly took the time to show around 15 students from Teignmouth College.

The students, who are currently studying for a BTEC in Construction, where given a tour led by Nick, Site Manager. The visit included a site induction, an introduction to all site personnel and their roles, an understanding of plans, construction type, followed by a Q&A Session.

SWH Build is currently constructing a three-steel frame industrial units at the Broadmeadow site, which is divided into 11 self-contained units. Three of the units have been designed for offices,...