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SWH Apprentice Road Worker Awarded City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence

Posted by on June 11, 2015 in Apprenticeships & Training, Highways

SWH Apprentice Road Worker Awarded City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence

Paul Dainton who works for South West Highways in Newton Abbot is the second SWH Apprentice to have won this award. 

The 30-year-old was awarded the award at the City and Guilds of London Institute's annual Prince Philip Medal ceremony which was presented by Princess Anne, who is president of the Institute.

 Paul said: "I'm really proud of what I have achieved with SWH over the duration of my apprenticeship. I've learnt so many skills through the excellent teaching structure and I've been able to gain valuable experience from all of my colleagues. 

This experience has taught me that you're never too old to...

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

Posted by on June 11, 2015 in Civil Engineering

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...

South West Highways is proud to be supporting Devon's Community Transport Awareness Week between 9th - 15th June.

Posted by on June 03, 2015 in Company News

South West Highways is proud to be supporting Devon's Community Transport Awareness Week between 9th - 15th June.

Despite diversifying and growing into a multi-disciplinary contractor, road maintenance remains our core market and therefore the safety of Devon's residents on the road is of paramount importance to us as a firm.

Regionally focused and committed to the South West, SWH are so pleased to be on board with a scheme that seeks to inform local residents of how community transport can be beneficial to them. For more information on Transport for your Community and to get involved, visit the official website here.

SWH & Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded £40m Highways contract extension

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Company News, Highways

An SWH joint venture with Balfour Beatty (SWHBBIS) has been awarded a £40 million ten-year extension to its existing contract to deliver operations and maintenance (O&M) activities on the 102 km A30/A35 Exeter to Bere Regis trunk road on behalf of Connect Roads, for ultimate customer Highways England.

The SWHBBIS joint venture was appointed as the operations and maintenance contractor for this stretch of trunk road in 1996. In 2006 the joint venture was re-appointed to deliver a contract with enhanced service delivery management responsibilities.

The joint venture has continued to build a strong relationship with Connect Roads, demonstrating added value and...

Double Considerate Constructor's Award success for SWH

Posted by on April 16, 2015 in Awards

Double Considerate Constructor's Award success for SWH
SWH has recently been awarded two Considerate Constructor’s Awards.

SWH will attend the highly anticipated awards ceremony in London alongside leading industry figures including Nick Baveystock, Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Paul Everall, Chief Executive of the LABC (Local Authority Building Control). At the ceremony they will find out how their awards have been ranked; bronze, silver or gold.

The firm has been notified that they will be receiving one Considerate Constructor’s Award for the Devon County Council Highway Term Maintenance Contract Northern Division and a second for the Crediton Link Road project.

SWH has successfully tendered for and...

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 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 or call 01404 821500