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Announcement of Works for SWH Build at Westover Road, Bournemouth

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH Build is pleased to announce that works on Westover Road, Bournemouth is due to commence at the end of September, leading into June 2015.

The programme of works will involve the reroofing of the main Premier Inn and the multi storey car park block, specialist refurbishment to the rear elevation and internal structural repairs to the multi storey car park.

SWH Build, a division of South West Highways Ltd, is in close contact with Bournemouth Borough Council to ensure the works cause minimal disruption to the surrounding area during busy periods.

The Premier Inn and the main multi storey car park will...

Poole High School's refurb finished on time thanks to SWH Build

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Building Construction

Poole High School's refurb finished on time thanks to SWH Build
SWH Build is very pleased to announce the completion of Poole High School Conference Centre.

The works took place at the school from May until August, with SWH Build working to a non-negotiable deadline to coincide with the start of a new school year.

The programme of work involved the reroofing and recladding of existing porta cabin buildings, internal alterations, rock panel cladding and installing new windows and doors throughout.

SWH Build were up against the clock from the offset and other issues such as tight access and adapting to a live environment were also challenging for the team, led by Area Manager...

"Real progress" at £1.16m Highbridge Enterprise Centre

Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Building Construction

Work on a £1.16m Enterprise Centre in Highbridge which will create jobs and boost the local economy is taking shape, with a number of key milestones reached.

Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall led a delegation of Councillors to meet with managing agent of the site TDA and contractor South West Highways Ltd to see developments first hand.

Cllr Hall was joined by the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Peter Downing; Deputy Mayor of Burnham-on-sea and Highbridge, Cllr Mike Mansfield; Richard Towl from contractor South West Highways Build and Adrian Sheen representing TDA.

“I am delighted to see that...

SWH Wins Poole High School Refurbishment

Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH’s successful Poole Office, which opened a year ago, is delighted to have been awarded a contract at Poole High School.

The Exeter-based business which employs over 600 people in the West Country has a great deal of experience in the education construction environment.

The SWH brand, which is steadily growing in the Dorset area, is going from strength to strength and being able to take on jobs such as Poole High School, will serve to cement the firm’s position locally.

The work SWH are carrying out at the school comprises over-cladding of an existing two storey modular classroom building with timber cladding...

SWH Build completed works at Axe Valley Community College

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH recently completed building works at Axe Valley Community College seven weeks ahead of schedule. The works, carried out for Devon County Council, comprised of two main classrooms, a third smaller class room and a lobby entrance.

Our works also included the demolition of the existing rooms (including some asbestos removal) and construction of the building.

The construction was originally masonry, which SWH changed to closed panel timber frame solution for speed, and to reduce the amount of site traffic required to travel through the school.

SWH undertook all of the works from start to finish including mechanical and electrical works and used...

SWH Build appoints Area Manager for Poole Office

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Building Construction, Company News

SWH Build has announced the appointment of Luke Trussler as Area Manager for their Poole Office, commencing April 2013.

The growing regional office offers a local service reaching typically an hour's travelling time to Bridport, Yeovil, Salisbury and Southampton.

In harmony with the company's ethos of servicing local markets through local people, Luke is long experienced in the area, living and working there since he returned home from New Zealand in 2005. Since then he has gained considerable experience in the social housing sector.

In addition to area responsibility, Luke will strengthen SWH Build's offering to its social housing customers.

And the award goes to...SWH Build!

Posted by on October 07, 2011 in Awards, Building Construction

SWH Build project wins Best Education Project Award at the LA Building Cermony in Taunton

A project undertaken at Wellesley Park Primary School has been awarded the Somerset LABC "Best Education Project Award"

SWH Build started works at Wellesley Park Primary School in June 2010. The scheme consisted the controlled demolition of an existing classroom and the build of three classrooms, a staff room and a facilities room. The company is delighted the project won the award. SWH Build Manager, Mark Bradley, comments: "The project went really well and we worked closely with the school to ensure everything went to plan the...

Torridge District Council - Appledore

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Building Construction

Torridge District Council - Appledore (Design & Build) Appledore is a living archive of fishing village architecture with the fisherman's cottages facing the sea.

The local fishing industry continues to play its part in the local economy and in 2007, Torridge District Council decided to invest in modernising the facilities for the local fisherman.

Their investment in the fish dock included work to three buildings.

The design and construction of a new two storey fish processing building containing: 

  • Storage and processing facilities
  • Offices
  • Welfare accomodation


The construction was preceded by the demolition of an existing car maintenance workshop and reclamation of this area of the site. The...

Yeo Valley Production Units

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Building Construction

Yeo Valley Production Units (Food Industry)

Works comprised extensions to the loading area/distribution bays and refurbishments to food processing facilities, including an office fit out, decoration, electrical, infrastructure and welfare facilities.

With the Food Industry, great importance is placed on site management, orderliness and cleanliness and our site team were able to demonstrate this, enabling us to negotiate further phases of work.

Take a look at our Yeo Valley case study to see more details.

 

 

Wellesley Park Primary School, Wellington, Somerset

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Building Construction

Wellesley Park Primary School (Learning Environment) SWH Build undertook the construction of a new build single-storey building comprising three classrooms and a staff room with associated storage areas, toilets and cloakrooms.

Works also included remodelling of the existing staff room into a Therapy suite including provision for a hoist and accessible WC and shower area.

The new build was of traditional masonry clad steel framed construction off pad foundation and strip footings. Due to the natural slope of the site, a retaining wall was required to allow a storage area to be formed under one classroom and staff room. Floors were both beam...