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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) recognises SWH as having one of the highest achieving National Skills Academy for Construction in the country for second year running

Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Apprenticeships & Training

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) recognises SWH as having one of the highest achieving National Skills Academy for Construction in the country for second year running

SWH, leading provider of Highway Maintenance and Construction services throughout the South West, has been recognised by the CITB as one of the highest achieving National Skills Academy for Construction in the country, for the second year running. 

SWH became a National Skills Academy for Construction in 2013, and now works in close collaboration with local schools and colleges, with a focus on promoting the industry to younger generations.

 SWH invests heavily in quality training, determined to ensure a highly qualified, professional workforce. Established in 2004, the Academy offers a wide range of specialist construction training and engineering apprenticeship courses, often...

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 support Southbrook School in their bid to win go kart challenge

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Apprenticeships & Training, In Our Community

SWH support Southbrook School in their bid to win go kart challenge

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...

SWH Wins Poole High School Refurbishment

Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH’s successful Poole Office, which opened a year ago, is delighted to have been awarded a contract at Poole High School.

The Exeter-based business which employs over 600 people in the West Country has a great deal of experience in the education construction environment.

The SWH brand, which is steadily growing in the Dorset area, is going from strength to strength and being able to take on jobs such as Poole High School, will serve to cement the firm’s position locally.

The work SWH are carrying out at the school comprises over-cladding of an existing two storey modular classroom building with timber cladding...

SWH Build completed works at Axe Valley Community College

Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Building Construction

SWH recently completed building works at Axe Valley Community College seven weeks ahead of schedule. The works, carried out for Devon County Council, comprised of two main classrooms, a third smaller class room and a lobby entrance.

Our works also included the demolition of the existing rooms (including some asbestos removal) and construction of the building.

The construction was originally masonry, which SWH changed to closed panel timber frame solution for speed, and to reduce the amount of site traffic required to travel through the school.

SWH undertook all of the works from start to finish including mechanical and electrical works and used...

Wellesley Park Primary School, Wellington, Somerset

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Building Construction

Wellesley Park Primary School (Learning Environment) SWH Build undertook the construction of a new build single-storey building comprising three classrooms and a staff room with associated storage areas, toilets and cloakrooms.

Works also included remodelling of the existing staff room into a Therapy suite including provision for a hoist and accessible WC and shower area.

The new build was of traditional masonry clad steel framed construction off pad foundation and strip footings. Due to the natural slope of the site, a retaining wall was required to allow a storage area to be formed under one classroom and staff room. Floors were both beam...

Priorswood Primary School, Taunton, Somerset

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Building Construction

Priorswood Primary School (Learning Environment) This north Taunton school and foundation unit for children aged two to eleven years needed new catering and dining facilities.

A large new industrial kitchen was built right in the heart of the school. A brick building was designed to match the adjoining buildings.

SWH Build always offers a positive contribution and suggested all ventilation equipment be positioned on the roof to maximise floor space. The change was adopted and helped resolve the complexities of the mechanical and electrical installations.

SWH Build worked with the school to ensure the best route for a new gas main. New intercom, CCTV...