February 2012

29/02/2012 - Thomas Vale reach financial close on £18million Academy

Midlands-based contractor Thomas Vale has reached financial close on an £18million deal as part of the £250million Stoke Building Schools for the Future programme. The St Peter’s Academy will provide a world class education within a clear Christian ethos which purposefully serves the wide and diverse ...

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28/02/2012 - WMCF Launch Partnership Report

Just 12 months after the formalised launch of Worcestershire County Council's first ever framework, the partners have released a celebratory document detailing the cashable and non-cashable added value benefits that they are providing for the wider region. The West Midlands Contractors Framework (WMCF) is a forward-thinking method of managing construction projects ...

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27/02/2012 - Thomas Vale donates materials to rebuild Bramble

STOURPORT contractor Thomas Vale has donated materials worth more than £1,000 to help rebuild historic canal boat Bramble. Plywood, paint, fire extinguishers, brass door knobs, bolts, hooks, hinges and batteries will all help The Shuttle’s mission to get the 1934 working boat looking ship shape. The Bramble Appeal hopes ...

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24/02/2012 - Honorary Doctoral Degree for Thomas Vale Director

On Thursday 16th February, Managing Director of Midlands-based contractor Thomas Vale, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from Birmingham City University in recognition of his outstanding achievements within the industry. Tony Hyde has responsibility for the strategic direction of the Thomas Vale Group – ensuring that a comprehensive client focus ...

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23/02/2012 - Trio battle for £128m Birmingham tram extension

A winning contractor for the £128m Midland Metro extension will be revealed in April ahead of main civils work starting on site in central Birmingham early next year. The new line from Snow Hill Station through the city centre to New Street Station received a boost yesterday when Local ...

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22/02/2012 - New council HQ is taking shape

BUILDING work on Wyre Forest District Council’s new £10.5 million headquarters is nearing completion. Developer Thomas Vale Construction said the work was moving at a “phenomenal” rate.     The ground floor slab has now been completed at the Finepoint Business Park site where work started ...

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21/02/2012 - Thomas Vale Trio Skydive for Charity

THREE brave employees at Midlands-based Thomas Vale Construction are preparing to take one of the largest leaps of their careers by skydiving from 10,000ft to raise monies for prostate cancer in order to aid the support of men and their families all across the UK. Adrian Kenny, Paul Barfoot and ...

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20/02/2012 - Contractor short-listed for prestigious industry awards

MIDLANDS-BASED principal contractor Thomas Vale has been short-listed for the prestigious Building Awards hosted annually in London.  The prestigious Building Awards 2012, held on 18 April 2012 Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London attract over 1300 people working within the industry to salute the best-in-class companies and projects from right across the Built ...

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15/02/2012 - Vision of the future for Stourport

STOURPORT’S ‘hidden jewel’ will take centre stage in a £7 million redevelopment scheme in the heart of the town.  James Brindley Wharf, named after the 18th century engineer who brought the canal to the town, will be created on the former Lloyd’s Garage ...

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14/02/2012 - Young Board visit local Partner Charities

Young professionals from Thomas Vale Constructions Future Enterprise Board have taken time out from their daily tasks to visit three charities they are supporting by hosting a glamorous Hollywood Ball later this year.  Forward4Work has been running since 1981 and is a key part of The Development Directorate within ...

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13/02/2012 - A school for the future

PUPILS and staff at Stourport Primary School have started a fresh chapter after moving into their new building featuring environmentally-friendly technology. The £4.8 million project to replace Victorian premises with the new school, children’s centre and nursery has some of the latest sustainable technology, including biomass boilers, green ...

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09/02/2012 - First Passivhaus Schools in UK receive certification

A milestone in the UK building industry was reached today with the formal certification of the first Passivhaus schools in the UK. Warm Low Energy Building Practice, accredited by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany as a UK Passivhaus Certifier, today announced completion of the rigorous certification process, and issued Passivhaus ...

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08/02/2012 - Pupils help unveil show apartment at new extra care development

Pupils from Guns Village Primary School joined Thomas Vale Construction and Sandwell Council bosses to unveil a show apartment at Goldfield Court in West Bromwich. The school children, who were instrumental in coming up with the name for the 93 apartment scheme for older people, had the chance to see how ...

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01/02/2012 - Wyre Forest District Council employees get a Sneak Preview of New Offices

Wyre Forest District Council employees were able to see the progress made on their brand new offices today, when they were given the opportunity to go on an exclusive site tour led by Thomas Vale Construction.  The Ground Floor slab is now complete on the £6.9 million development which ...

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