Tag Archives : Building Plymouth


Going behind the scenes of Plymouth’s construction sites

Key national and regional construction contractors are opening major construction sites across Plymouth in March 2017. As part of the national Open Doors campaign delivered by Build UK in partnership with CITB, the Council led Building Plymouth partnership is offering a unique chance for local people to see behind the scenes at six major ‘live’ […]


A ladder of opportunity to construction and manufacturing apprenticeships

Plymouth’s leading construction and manufacturing businesses will take part in a huge joint apprenticeship recruitment drive as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (6 to 10 March). Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers Group (PMG) have joined forces to organise an inspiring Apprenticeship Jobs Fair on Saturday 4 March, 10am to 3pm in the Plymouth […]


Building industry support for driving up local construction skills

Five new project sponsors have invested in the Council led Building Plymouth partnership which aims to work collaboratively to overcome the skills crisis facing the local construction industry. National construction contractor Willmott Dixon, regional company Gilpin Demolition, nationwide building services contractor T Clarke, professional construction consultancy Ward Williams Associates, and CITB the industry training board […]


Building skills through the local construction supply chain

Plymouth City Council is bringing together some of the key national and regional construction contractors for the first ever Building Plymouth Supply Chain Roadshow taking place across Devon and Cornwall throughout January. Aimed at engaging with their local supply chain, the Building Plymouth partners BAM Construction, Kier Construction, Midas, Morgan Sindall, Willmott Dixon, along with […]


The search is on for Plymouth’s construction apprentice of the year

Leader of Plymouth City Council Ian Bowyer, along with key partners from the Building Plymouth network have officially launched the search to find Plymouth’s construction apprentice of the year 2017. The award acknowledges and celebrates an apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace, and recognise their commitment to the apprenticeship experience. Cllr Bowyer said: “Not only […]


Talking about the construction industry of the future

Plymouth City Council is bringing together some of the region’s key construction and built environment experts for a city-wide digital construction debate. Organised by Building Plymouth and the engineering consultancy firm Hoare Lea, the debate aims to explore the digital technologies changing the face of architecture, engineering and construction from design all the way through […]


Building industry support for Building Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is delighted to welcome UK construction group Morgan Sindall and the national architect and architectural consultancy Stride Treglown to Building Plymouth. Morgan Sindall and Stride Treglown are the latest organisations to invest in the Council led Building Plymouth partnership, joining fifteen existing project sponsors: AECOM, City College Plymouth, Constructing Excellence, Kier, Midas, […]


2016 set to be an exciting year for Building Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is delighted to welcome Devon based SWH Group to Building Plymouth. SWH Group, a multi-disciplinary contractor delivering civil engineering, highway maintenance and building construction services, is the latest organisation to invest in the Council led Building Plymouth partnership. Hot on the heels of SWH Civils starting work on Plymouth’s brand new coach […]


The search is on for Plymouth’s first construction apprentice of the year

Leader of Plymouth City Council Tudor Evans along with key partners from the Building Plymouth network have officially launched the search to find Plymouth’s first construction apprentice of the year. This award will acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace, and recognise their commitment to the apprenticeship experience. Cllr Evans said: “Not […]