March 2012

22/03/2012 - Project launch signals exciting vision for Shenley Green

With a significant shortage of affordable housing in Birmingham, the new development represents the final phase in the regeneration of Shenley that began in 2006.   At a cost of £2.1 million,Thomas Vale has been appointed by Bournville Village Trust to construct and develop the site that will include 19 properties ...

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21/03/2012 - Significant Milestone reached at new Wyre Forest HQ

Representatives from the Council, Thomas Vale Construction and project contractors attended a ceremony to lay the first piece of sedum roof to mark the major milestone in the construction.   The new eco-friendly offices located between Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn are set to deliver revenue savings of £500,000 year on year ...

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15/03/2012 - Building Work For New Stoke Medical Centre Gets Underway

Hartshill Medical Centre and Pharmacy is due for completion in autumn 2012 and is being built in partnership with the existing Hartshill Surgery, NHS Stoke-on-Trent, Prime plc and Prima 200, the North Staffordshire LIFT.   The project sees long-awaited plans for a new facility come to fruition. With support from NHS Stoke-on-Trent, ...

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14/03/2012 - Eastside wins project award

Millennium Point MSCP or ‘Eastside’ as it has come to be known, in the heart of Birmingham, has won the coveted Best New Car Park award at the annual event in London. Built by Thomas Vale Construction in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Urban Design; the client ...

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13/03/2012 - Pupils display ‘impressive knowledge’ through Environmental Challenge

Recent research shows that 85% of secondary school head teachers think it is either very or extremely beneficial to have a sustained business partnership. Business Class is a unique programme that builds sustainable partnerships between schools and colleges who are facing challenging circumstances and businesses to help young people develop the ...

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12/03/2012 - Apprentice scheme is Real deal

Stoke-on-Trent College has set up Real Apprenticeships Ltd, which aims to make it easier for firms across North Staffordshire to recruit apprentices, with an initial focus on the construction industry. The company is working with the contractors leading Stoke-on-Trent's £250 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, which will ...

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11/03/2012 - Building work moves forward on £8 million Birmingham High Rise Blocks

The intention of the scheme is to improve the structural and thermal performance of the buildings to achieve an additional thirty year life, in order to attain the Decent Home Standard. It is also intended to upgrade the external look of the 1960’s tower blocks to a modern appearance. ...

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07/03/2012 - Eastside short-listed for British Car Parking Awards

The British Car Parking Awards 2012, hosted annually will be held on 09 March 2012 at Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London, which will see companies from all over the UK attending, along with famous comedian Alexander Armstrong who has confirmed to host the awards. Short-listed this year for the British Car parking awards ...

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06/03/2012 - Top of the Class for Tesco

In the embryonic phases of the Tesco Refresh Programme, the division has delivered 20 new stores, with tight delivery timescales in order to ensure maximised commercial performance for the blue-chip company’s client base. Projects, which typically range from £200k up to £2million, are fast-track programmes with an ...

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05/03/2012 - 6 to 3 for Birmingham’s Post and Mail offices

Three contractors – Skanska, Balfour Beatty and Thomas Vale, have each been invited to provide final clarification on tenders through a post-tender questionnaire to be submitted early next week, with a contract award being issued in the week commencing 12th March by Chatham Billingham. Other contractors which have now been ...

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02/03/2012 - Six line up for £90m Birmingham Post and Mail redevelopment

Balfour Beatty, Bam Construct, Morgan Sindall, Skanska, Thomas Vale and Vinci have all submitted bids for the £20m first phase, according to information specialist Glenigan. Developer Chatham Billingham (P & M) has employed Faithful + Gould as its agent on the project. Phase 1 of the redevelopment will demolish the existing ...

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01/03/2012 - Official Launch of James Brindley Wharf is a huge success

The proposed £7million redevelopment, to be known as James Brindley Wharf, is intended to turn Bridge Street into a new pedestrian gateway to the canal basins, linking the popular Riverside Meadows area across Bridge Street through to the basin area. The consultation event was hosted by Clive Fletcher Developments, ...

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