Category: Blog

New Nursery Accommodation project to open

Barton Academy will be opening the doors to its brand new nursery accommodation later this term. The project faced significant challenges as a direct result of the COVID pandemic and its completion was at risk.  However, through the collaboration of Academies Enterprise Trust, Barkers Associates, Torbay Council, TDA and the new contractor Mercury the project

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Repurposing of Commercial Property Space

Commercial space, predominantly retail and office, is going through a seismic change not experienced in decades. Office space, as one of the biggest subsectors of commercial property, will no doubt see falling demand and property values as UK office workers remain working from home.  Over the last 20 or 30 years, office buildings have become

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How the funding of economic development and growth is moving

TDA, Torbay Council’s economic development company, is coming up to 10 years old and there is a big issue for us on how the funding of economic development and growth is moving. Nationally, we have seen the Towns Fund investment and Torquay was one of the towns awarded funding in the first cohort announced earlier

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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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Message from our Chief Executive

Welcome to our new corporate website for TDA. I’m proud to announce that our new website 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 represent a group structure. Our collection of 7 companies offers a range of

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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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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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