Posted by Sarah Cole on November 06, 2014 in Civil Engineering
Foreign Office Minister & MP for East Devon, Hugo Swire, joined SWH Civils at the Exeter Science Park today to celebrate the start of work on the park’s climate cluster, where the Met Office recently announced their next generation supercomputer would be based, subject to planning permission.
The cutting of the first turf heralded the start of work on the road opening up this new cluster, which has been aptly named ‘Upper Richardson’ after meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson, who first...
Posted by Sarah Cole on October 21, 2014 in Civil Engineering, Environmental
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...
Posted by Sarah Cole on October 20, 2014 in Awards
SWH were so pleased to have been nominated for a Customer Satisfaction award as part of The British Quality Foundation's Achievement Awards.
To make this category, sponsored by FirstGroup UK Rail, was a fantastic achievement for us and a great night was had by all at the awards ceremony last Thursday in London.
The Achievement Awards are national annual awards that recognise exceptional achievement across the main areas of an organisation's operation.
Posted by Sarah Cole on October 15, 2014 in Awards, Environmental
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...
Posted by Sarah Cole on October 08, 2014 in Civil Engineering
Our Civils division accompanied Devon County Council Councillors at the official opening of the new Crediton link road last Wednesday.
The scheme involved the construction of a new two lane single carriageway road. The road now goes from the roundabout at the Tesco Superstore onto the A377 and then to the junction of Commonmarsh Lane and Marsh Lane in Lords Meadow Industrial Estate. Peripheral works also took place to improve the nearby junction of Exhibition Road and Commercial Road by the construction of a mini roundabout
Posted by Sarah Cole on October 03, 2014 in Civil Engineering
SWH Civils has recently tendered for and won the contract for the construction of a helipad at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.
This exciting project, which is due to commence at the end of October, will provide a new helicopter landing facility enabling a wider range of aircraft to land at Derriford Hospital Emergency Unit.
The works to be carried out by SWH Civils will enable the hospital trust to deliver an improved helicopter landing facility, benefiting Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances it will enable them to land at night, helping the Hospital Trust continue to improve their services to the community.
SWH has proudly...
Posted by Sarah Cole on October 02, 2014 in Company News, Highways
Steve Tart joined SWH in 2001 as a road worker with some construction experience but no formal qualifications to speak of.
From day one Steve showed great potential and was keen to take the opportunity to develop himself.
Over a decade later and Steve now holds a Street Works card, first aid and 12D Traffic Management qualifications. His CSCS card shows an impressive 10 NVQs in addition to a full CPCS plant operator's card.
SWH is proud to be an Investor in People and as part of our commitment to the scheme; we take Learning and Development seriously and are keen to provide...
Posted by Sarah Cole 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...
Posted by Sarah Cole on September 18, 2014 in Building Construction
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...
Posted by Sarah Cole on September 17, 2014 in Apprenticeships & Training, In Our Community
SWH were pleased to donate £250 to Southbrook School in Exeter in a bid to support their part in a local Go Kart Challenge.
Andrew Plumber, Business Manager at SWH, visited the school alongside Project Skills Coordinator, Anna Cooper to present the cheque and to be given a guided tour of the school’s facilities by Assistant Head, Alan Tilley.
Lee Hutchinson from SWH workshops also attended the visit to assist the pupils with the building and assembling of the kart.
Southbrook is a successful secondary special school for pupils, aged between 11 and 16, with varied complex needs and abilities including moderate or...