September 2011

30/09/2011 - City school's £7.2m makeover is a hit with pupils

STATE-OF-THE-ART facilities have been unveiled at a school undergoing an £7.2 million refurbishment. Haywood EngineeringCollege, in Burslem, Stoke-on Trent is one of the first schools in Stoke-on-Trent to benefit from the city's £250 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project. Contractors, Thomas Vale Wates moved on to the ...

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28/10/2011 - Primary School opened by football stars

Shrewsbury Town stars helped a primary school celebrate its official reopening after the completion of refurbishment work undertaken by Midlands based Thomas Vale Construction. Mount Pleasant Primary School, in Bagley Drive, was formed in September 2009. This was a result of an amalgamation between Mount Pleasant Junior and Mount Pleasant Infants. &...

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23/09/2011 - Celebrations as new million pound School Sports Facility opens

This week saw the official opening of the new Ellowes Hall Sports Hall in Dudley, built by principal contractor Thomas Vale Construction. The event saw numerous people come together to celebrate the recent completion of the new state-of-the-art facility, and involved sporting displays by the students of Ellowes Hall Sports ...

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22/09/2011 - Hereford Ambulance Station Celebrate New Beginnings

A new future for the ambulance service in Herefordshire is on the horizon as principle contractors Thomas Vale Construction have begun the demolition of the current outbuildings including wash bay and workshops, whilst refurbishment has commenced in the main ambulance station off Ross Road on Romany Way.   In early ...

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21/09/2011 - Thomas Vale showcase work on UK’s first Passivhaus Schools

Thomas Vale have showcased their latest work at the ‘soon to be’ first Passivhaus Schools in the UK to the AECB and MADE Passivhaus Delegation’s. Representatives from the environmental organisations were given a guided tour round Oakmeadow Primary School in Wolverhampton, which is nearing completion.   ...

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19/09/2011 - East Midlands Council Offices Taking Shape

The transformation of the County Hall Campus for Leicestershire County Council is starting to take shape, with the recent completion of the pavilion, eastern annex library and council offices. Thomas Vale was selected as Framework Partner to work with Leicestershire County Council, to transform and modernise it services the ...

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13/09/2011 - Thomas Vale shortlisted at Energy Awards for exceptional environmental achievements

Thomas Vale Construction and Staffordshire County Council have been short-listed at the Energy Awards 2011 for a project delivered under the Staffordshire Construction Partnership.   The Apedale Energy Station, Newcastle under Lyme, has been shortlisted for Energy Efficient New-Build Project of the Year and the National Energy Awards 2011.   The awards ...

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12/09/2011 - New beginning for Tipton Green Junior School

Thomas Vale Construction and Tipton Green Junior School recently celebrated the completion of their new school. The £5million project which began in June last year was built on behalf of Sandwell Council.   The new £5 million school was erected in partnership with Sandwell Council and Tipton Green Junior ...

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10/09/2011 - Birmingham charity ball signs up key sponsors

More than 300 tickets have already been snapped up for the Birmingham Charity Ball, the late summer extravaganza that will raise funds for three local charities, Focus Birmingham, The Lord Taverners and 1Voice. The glittering Friday 23rd September event has also attracted a host of prestigious sponsorship names with the current ...

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09/09/2011 - Lancaster House wins Architectural Project of the Year

Thomas Vale Construction and Sandwell Homes scooped the Architectural Project of the Year award at the Association for Project Safety (APS) Awards. Lancaster House, situated in Oldbury won the national award for excellence in Design and Construction Health and Safety Risk Management, in which Thomas Vale played a very big ...

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07/09/2011 - Telford International Centre awarded ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating

Stalwart Thomas Vale who is currently completing work on Telford International Centre has been awarded a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating of Very Good in its latest assessment.   The £6 million extension to Telford International Centre, being constructed for Southwater Event Group has involved the extension ...

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02/09/2011 - Future Enterprise Board launch Construction Skills Ambassadors

Following the successful launch of Thomas Vales Future Enterprise Board, the Midlands based company is striving for further excellence amongst the younger generation through the ‘CITB-COnstructionSkills Ambassadors’ scheme. CITB-ConstructionSkills Ambassadors are individuals who already have an active role within the construction industry. Spanning a broad array of disciplines, ...

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02/09/2011 - Supporting Young People on Stoke BSF

The TVW (Thomas Vale/Wates) Consortium responsible for delivering Stoke-on-Trent’s £250million Building Schools for the Future Programme, are aiding the delivery of an event which serves to celebrate local young people across the city in skills development and employment.   Spearheaded by Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s ...

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