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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 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...

Sandygate Roundabout, Exeter

Posted by on June 01, 2011 in Civil Engineering

Sandygate Roundabout, Exeter (Roads) SWH began works to re-align the central island to Sandygate Roundabout at Junction 30 of the M5 in the spring of 2008.

The works involved widening the carriageway either side of the motorway over bridge and included clearance of wooded areas and major re-grading of embankments.

The storm drainage system was largely altered and existing services repositioned or replaced. Temporary traffic signals were maintained until the new, permanent signals could be installed.

Due to the extreme volumes of traffic using this junction, the majority of works were carried out at night. To ensure the safety of both members of the...

White Rock

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Civil Engineering

White Rock Business Park (Roads) The works involved the construction of a 600m long spine road into the development, two new roundabouts (one constructed on Long Road), a 7,600m2 modular attenuation tank (the largest of its type in the UK) and associated works.

Torbay Council, the South West Regional Development Agency and Abacus entered into an agreement to develop an area of land at Long Road in Paignton into a high-specification business park.

Long Road is one of the busiest arterial routes in the area, providing access to Torbay College and several large commercial and industrial businesses.

The works involved the construction of a...