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Message from our Chief Executive

Welcome to our new corporate website and name change to TDA Group. I’m proud to announce that our new website and name marks a key milestone in our ongoing development since we began in 2011. During this time we have grown organically as well as through acquisition to what is now known today as TDA

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Inspiring new facilities open at Paignton Academy

A new maths block which will provide extra space for additional pupils opens at Paignton Academy. Torbay Council provided funding for five new classrooms and the remodelling of existing space to accommodate more pupils for this academic year. The exciting new development was project managed by TDA, part of the TDA Group. The contractor was

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Local Entrepreneurs Enter Space at EPIC

Three former Nortel engineers have moved their Electronics business to the Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) at White Rock. Mike Badcott, Andrew Addy and John McKinnon each have over 30 years of experience in the Electronics sector. They will use EPIC to grow their CAS Antennas business and HEEDRA products. CAS Antennas are currently

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Covid-19 Impact on Commercial Property Sector

It is beyond question the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to have a profound impact right across the commercial property spectrum. If I turn my mind back to the beginning of the year the commercial real estate sector was enjoying something of a recovery. The general election in December 2019 and a resolution to

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The “New Normal” for Civil and Structural Engineers

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is presenting many challenges in the engineering sector.  The successful delivery of live projects has been adversely affected over the last six months by site shut-downs, material supply chain issues and shortages of personnel.  If you had told me last year that in the first few months of 2020 there would

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Work advancing on next phase of Claylands development in Paignton

Work is pressing ahead on a new purpose-built manufacturing facility being created at Claylands in Paignton. The project being brought forward by TDA and Midas Construction will deliver a new home for local multinational manufacturing company Casting Support Systems (CSS) Group. Major earthworks have been carried out and a three-month project to build a new

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Message from our Chief Executive

The ongoing impact and disruption of Covid-19 is on a scale that many of us had probably thought unlikely and it is clear that around the world national Governments are making big decisions in a fast-moving environment. Following the UK Prime Minister’s statements this week, I am writing to let you know how we are

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The latest impact on local and regional property

It has been just over 2 months since the general election and 3 weeks since Brexit. The ‘Boris Bounce’ has come through with many agents reporting double-digit increases in viewings and sales with confidence in the market returning sharply. The election result clearly brought a much-needed boost of certainty and optimism following 3 years of

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Paignton Academy creates 300 new pupil places

Paignton Academy will be able to provide 300 new secondary school places for the local community. Torbay Council has secured an agreement with Paignton Academy for the school to take an extra 30 pupils per year starting from September 2019. The school will admit a further 30 pupils per year from September 2020. This will

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New South Devon Business Centre welcomes tech businesses

The brand new South Devon Business Centre in Paignton celebrated its launch this week. Located in the flagship Hi Tech & Digital Centre at South Devon College, the Business Centre provides 16 dedicated work spaces for individual business units as well as two large, open plan collaboration zones. Businesses relocating to the centre will benefit

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