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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 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...

School children open innovative reed bed

Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Environmental, In Our Community

School children open innovative reed bed

As part of our ongoing commitment to the environment and running a sustainable and profitable business, SWH Group has developed an innovative biological wetland treatment system, designed to treat waste water from roadside gullies, vehicle wash water and site run-off.

Once treated, the water can be recycled for washing gritter lorries and re-filling gully tankers.

Constructed at our headquarters in Rockbeare, the reed bed was officially opened on 23 July 2014 by students of Southbrook School, Exeter.
 

How it works

The system is a series of six cells each planted with reeds which have been specially cultivated to break down waste and contaminants...