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Announcement of Works Forde Road Depot

Posted by on December 04, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH Build is pleased to announce that works on Forde Road Depot, Newton Abbott, is due to commence in January 2015.

The project seeks to deliver an expanded Transfer Bulking Station facility which will enable the Council to collect additional waste and cardboard generated by up to 12,000 new homes. Teignbridge District Council’s Local Plan has identified this figure and therefore it is essential that a larger facility is created to cope with this potential increase.

The proposal will seek to deliver an improved Depot site at Forde Road to accommodate additional refuse vehicles and waste collections units. This will require some...

SWH Build has a great year in 2014

Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Building Construction

The Build team has had another good year.

We have continued to work extensively across Devon, Somerset and Dorset, with the works being managed from our Rockbeare and Poole offices. The size of our team increased during the year, with a number of key appointments, who have not only contributed to this year’s success but will be instrumental in our further development into 2015 and beyond.

This year’s projects have been a little more varied than normal with previous years having been dominated by our works in Schools. Whilst we have still been working in Schools we have also been successful in...

SWH Build hosts site visit from Teignmouth College

Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH Build hosts site visit from Teignmouth College

Last month Nick Ford and his team at the Broadmeadow Employment Unit site, Teignmouth kindly took the time to show around 15 students from Teignmouth College.

The students, who are currently studying for a BTEC in Construction, where given a tour led by Nick, Site Manager. The visit included a site induction, an introduction to all site personnel and their roles, an understanding of plans, construction type, followed by a Q&A Session.

SWH Build is currently constructing a three-steel frame industrial units at the Broadmeadow site, which is divided into 11 self-contained units. Three of the units have been designed for offices,...

SWH Civils undertake major extension to Marsh Barton

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Civil Engineering

Works are well underway on the new Matford Green Business Park, with SWH Civils as the Principle Contractor for Civil Engineering and Infrastructure operations.

The major extension to the established Matford Park and Marsh Barton employment areas is recognised as Exeter’s largest commercial and trade centre.

Working with Eagle Land, SWH has provided the infrastructure for the first two stages of the new 20 acre business development, which will generate 46,500 square meters of employment space, including pubs, restaurants and retail facilities.

Infrastructure work commenced on site in March of 2014 and the second phase of the scheme has been completed this month. Site...

SWH Civils celebrate the start of Science Park project

Posted by on November 06, 2014 in Civil Engineering

SWH Civils celebrate the start of Science Park project
SWH Civils were accompanied by an East Devon MP this morning to celebrate the next chapter in the Exeter Science Park’s development.

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...

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 Customer Satisfaction Award

Posted by 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.

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...

The Official Opening of the Crediton Link Road

Posted by on October 08, 2014 in Civil Engineering

The Official Opening of the Crediton Link Road

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

SWH Civils awarded Derriford Hospital Helipad Contract

Posted by 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...