News & Features

New vocational centre at Brunel Academy opens

A new vocational centre at Brunel Academy has opened, providing young people at the school with the opportunity to learn new skills in catering and hospitality, mechanics and construction. Brunel Academy, part of the Catch22 Multi-Academies Trust, is a 56 place school for secondary pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. This is the

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Keep Calm and Carry On …Building!

Whilst the world tries to adapt to a “new normal”, schools and education providers have been one of the few services that have had to “carry on” and have continued to provide structured learning for children and young people across the country. The majority of schools in Torbay remained open during lockdown, providing care and

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Tether Technology have big plans for revolutionary technology at EPIC

Tether Technology opens a new main office at EPIC. Tether is an exciting, British technology company revolutionising the video surveillance and physical security space. The company, who have offices in London and Ukraine, are one of several businesses to have located to the centre in recent months. Tether will be moving assembly of their new

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Torquay Town Investment Plan targets £21.9m from Towns Fund

Torquay has been offered a Town Deal and will submit detailed business cases to unlock an incredible £21.9m investment from the Towns Fund to drive economic regeneration in the town. It provides Torquay with a once in a generation opportunity to bring about significant change with a focus on the town centre. The funding will

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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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