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SWH Build shortlisted for Building Excellence Award

Posted by on April 09, 2015 in Awards

SWH Build is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the South West LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015! We have been shortlisted in the Best Educational Building category for the work we undertook at Preston Academy ASD Unit. The awards ceremony takes place on 12th June in Plymouth...fingers crossed!

Community Day celebrates 20 successful years of SWH

Posted by on April 02, 2015 in In Our Community

Community Day celebrates 20 successful years of SWH

At SWH we take great pride in being a key part of the communities we live and work in. We have a significant programme of charity events which serve to raise funds for worthy causes throughout the region and many of our staff spend their time supporting a range of fantastic organisations across the South West.

So, when we hit a significant milestone in our business, 20 successful years during which time the company has grown and gone from strength to strength, it seemed natural that we would celebrate this by spending a day serving those within our communities. Every member...

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.

Women in Construction Taster Day

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Apprenticeships & Training, Company News

Women in Construction Taster Day
SWH is hosting a taster day for Women in Construction on Friday 24th April 2015.

The event will allow attendees the opportunity to gain an insight into the different trades available at SWH. The day will include a site induction, various site tours and a Q&A session.

If you would like more information please contact our Project Skills Coordinator, Anna Cooper on anna.cooper@swhltd.co.uk or call 01404 821500

 

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...

SWH Civils offers minor works including driveways and dropped kerbs

Posted by on March 03, 2015 in Civil Engineering

In its current guise, our minor works team has been operating since 2013; recently it has been building up a head of steam and we’re looking to take this forward into new areas.

Coinciding with the opening of the Plymouth office, the central hub for our minor works department has moved to our new office. Building on the expertise of our larger Civils and Build departments, we’re able to offer great value to those smaller jobs which could be anything from a driveway, dropped crossing to drainage solutions to Masonry work. With a huge diversity of staff to call upon, we’re...

SWH Civils nearing completion of Exeter Airport Access Road

Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Civil Engineering

The £1.4 million widening scheme on the access road to Exeter International Airport is reaching its final phase and is on schedule to be completed by the end of next month.

SWH Civils is carrying out the works and has informed local businesses, the Parish Council, and affected residents.

The current temporary one-way system on the B3184, which will improve access to the airport and adjacent Airport Business Park, will come to an end on Friday 20 February.

During the last week of the one way system, the road will be closed overnight between 9pm and 5am from Monday (16 February) to Friday...

SWH Civils complete Collard Bridge in North Devon

Posted by on February 05, 2015 in Civil Engineering

SWH Civils has completed a new structure, built to replace a Grade Two Listed bridge in North Devon which washed away in winter floods in late 2012.

Collard Bridge at Snapper, near Barnstaple, is part of Devon County Council’s latest “legacy” funded projects to replace or repair structures damaged during the storms of 2012/13.

The new £380,000 structure, which uses concrete beams supported by reinforced concrete piled abutments, has been designed to improve resilience in future flood events.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet member for Highway Management and Flood Prevention, said, “This new bridge re-connects a vital link for the local...

SWH reinforces its commitment to Plymouth

Posted by on February 02, 2015 in Company News

SWH reinforces its commitment to Plymouth
SWH, the construction and highways maintenance contractor, is opening a new office in Plymouth on 2nd February.

The company claims to have both the largest and most highly skilled workforce of its type in the region with an emphasis on employing local people working out of local offices. It also has nearby offices in Ivybridge and Tavistock.

MD Ben Pyle says, “We plan to repeat the success we have enjoyed in Poole where we have grown our business and created genuine local employment. The only difference is that this time it’s more a question of consolidating a long history of involvement in...

SWH Supports Bicton College's Reach Programme

Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Apprenticeships & Training

SWH National Skills Academy for Construction was pleased to offer a site visit to a group of students on the ‘Reach’ programme, a supported learning initiative at Bicton College.

The programme works with students with moderate learning difficulties between the ages of 18 – 24. One of the qualifications the students are working towards is focused around planning and participating in a work experience placement.

The government has pledged their support in ensuring more adults with learning difficulties find work. Similarly, SWH is also focused on ensuring young adults find employment and we have recently become the 50th member of the 5%...