Testimonials

Here’s what our clients and partners are saying:

“Thames Valley Construction and Civil Engineering Ltd have been proactive in helping BAM achieve its National Skills Academy for Construction targets. They have always provided the evidence required promptly and fully completed. They have supported us with work experience placements for young people aged 14-16 which has been excellent and the student has really enjoyed. They have also supported us with providing staff to undertake supervisor training and currently upskilling their staff through NVQ’s.”

Lorna Lewis
Education and Community Co-ordinator
Bam Construction Ltd
www.bam.co.uk

“Thames Valley Construction and Civil Engineering have successfully completed 2 no. concrete frame apartment blocks, one being 7 storeys high and the other 5 storeys high, running concurrently and completing the works ahead of target programme. Their site team, led by Tamlyn Lingham continually maintained safety standards, whilst methodically working to programme and absorbing any design changes with a pro-active attitude acquiring additional rebar and resources, as work progressed.
I would have no hesitation in using TVC on another concrete framed project.”

Steve Clarke, MCIOB
Senior Site Manager
Bouyges UK
www.bouygues-uk.com

“Please accept this e-mail as confirmation that Completion has been achieved for the area of FBL known as SC1. The Completion Certificate will be issued next week, dated today, together with the snagging list…. The University have asked me to pass on their thanks to you and your team for the effort involved in achieving Completion ahead of programme.
Well done.
Please accept our thanks for the massive effort involved in achieving an EARLY completion. We did make it hard for ourselves at times, but we got there. Thank you.”

Martin Cocks
Senior Project Manager
Western Construction ISG
www.isgplc.com

“Thames Valley Construction worked as a 1st Tier Subcontractor to Carillion between June 2013 and July 2015. Their package involved the formwork, falsework, reinforcement and concrete operations for construction of a number of major structures on the project.

During this time they supported us in delivering our contractual commitments under ‘Targeted Recruitment and Training’ as well as our wider sustainability objectives of local employment.

All of this has assisted the project as a whole to meet and exceed a number of core and wider objectives to leave a lasting legacy in the local community.”

Martin Gallimore BEng MEng CEng CEnv MICE
Sustainable Communities Manager
Carillion Construction Services
www.carillionplc.com

“Thames Valley Construction Ltd were contracted to undertake the construction of the concrete frame for Skanska on their 66 Queen Square project in the centre of Bristol. The construction consisted of both traditionally reinforced and post tensioned in-situ concrete.

From the outset they assisted the project team in value engineering with advice on the sequencing and methodology of the works to ensure progress of the project was achieved in both quality and duration. Despite their works being delayed at the start, and the challenge of co-ordinating their works with the construction of an adjacent steel frame, they resourced the job to ensure that they completed their works ahead of programme.

Throughout the works their entire workforce carried out their duties in a safe and expedient fashion to the satisfaction of all parties involved with the project. They actively promoted health and safety and worked with us in evaluating and implementing various types of safety equipment and procedures.

They excelled on this very demanding central city project and as such we would have no hesitation utilising their expertise and services on future projects.”

Nathan Bowerman, ICIOB
Project Manager
Skanska
www.skanska.co.uk

“Paul Jennings and the site team at TVC undertook the management and construction of the concrete frame works for the town centre redevelopment. A challenging project due to the programme and logistical requirements of a fast moving town centre development.

TVC completed the reinforced concrete structure to a very high standard allowing the CLT frames to begin on time. They also completing the civic centre concrete frame and topping slabs to the multi-story car park on time and to an exceptional quality. Very high standards of health and safety were maintained through out, with excellent control of high risk works such as mobile and tower crane use, work at height and basement formation.”

Martin Dando
Building Manager
Willmott Dixon Construction
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

“Thames Valley Construction have completed the concrete frame contract on the Cardiff and Vale College project for Willmott Dixon Construction during October 2013 – June 2014 of the build; the level of workmanship, assertiveness and communication skills are exceptional and the best I have ever experienced for over 18 years.

The most impressive nature of TVS is the dedication to the detail and focus to programme. The targeted programme for the build was set at 31 weeks and TVC completed the concrete frame in 34 weeks. The 3 weeks over run was welcome, knowing the amount of inclement weather & crane down time we had during this build period.

I have no hesitation in recommending them for future project and class them as my preferred concrete installer for all my future concrete frame projects.”

Darren Hancock, B.Eng (Hons) MCIOB
Construction Manager
Willmott Dixon Construction
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

“Ben and Simon, Thanks for your hospitality today as part of the LRQA audit which is going extremely well. [Expected nothing else!!] I just wanted to drop a note regarding my observations. As usual the project is controlled very well. Regarding TVC, often we see contractors who are safe and do what we ask. However with TVC they are clearly proactive. All the extra touches like their lifting area signs, notice boards, green box and notices in the canteen demonstrate this. It is very good to see.
Thank you very much again.”

Nick Wing
Senior Health & Safety Manager
Skanska
www.skanska.co.uk

“Just a note, to you pass on comments from visits from our MD and Client over the last 2 days, that they were impressed with the appearance of the site and the safe methods you have adopted to undertake your portion of the work, this is a credit to your company and its agents.”

Simon Owen, MCIOB
Projects Director, Western
Bouyges UK
www.bouygues-uk.com

“Thames Valley Construction were instrumental in constructing a fundamental part of the civils element of the new Platform 8 at Cardiff Central Station, their proactive approach and quality of workmanship was key to the successful completion of a major RC wall in a very busy station environment.”

Stuart Cook
Bam Nuttall
www.bam.co.uk

“I would like to formally acknowledge your efforts with regards H&S on site, during the visit from our Health Safety and Environmental advisor it was considered that TVC’s site activities were carried out professionally and safely, all work areas were clean and tidy.
 
The programme for the remainder of the concrete frame is keen to say the least and I would like to thank you in advance for your continued support.”

Simon Prendergast
Building Division – South West & Wales
Vinci Construction UK Limited
www.vinciconstruction.co.uk

“Thames Valley Construction and Civil Engineering Ltd have been proactive in helping BAM achieve its National Skills Academy for Construction targets. They have always provided the evidence required promptly and fully completed. They have supported us with work experience placements for young people aged 14-16 which has been excellent and the student has really enjoyed. They have also supported us with providing staff to undertake supervisor training and are currently upskilling their staff through NVQ’s.”

Lorna Lewis
Education and Community Co-ordinator
BAM Construction
www.bam.co.uk

“Thames Valley Construction and Civil Engineering has demonstrated an outstanding Health and Safety record. Liam McGoldrick, Managing Director and his strong management team are fully focused on total safety and they have been proactive in the introduction of many new Health and Safety initiatives that are shared throughout the local industry.

Within the company, there is a clear and positive Health and Safety culture that is evident throughout the organisation at all levels.”

Phil Thomas
Director
South Wales Safety Consultancy
www.swsconsultancy.com

“Thames Valley Construction (TVC) is one of our larger UK customers and the largest in South West England and Wales. We have a longstanding relationship having traded with them for over ten years. TVC have wide ranging experience in the use of all major PERI systems on an equally wide range of projects including building, civil engineering and industrial structures.

TVC have invested heavily in PERI products and have access to the full range of climbing and single-sided systems together with the technical expertise usually required for the construction of energy to waste projects.”

Carl Heathcote
Managing Director
PERI Ltd. Formwork Scaffolding Engineering
www.peri.com

“Thames Valley are undoubtedly one of our best suppliers. I believe they are an extremely competent RC Frame contractor, that I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. They are very proactive in their safety out look and are always looking to beat programme dates but are aware that costs are important as well and are equally proactive in providing cost analysis when required.”

Rob Webb
Operations Manager
Willmott Dixon – Cold Mill School, Ebbw Vale
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

This Green card has been issued for partnering throughout your contracted works. It is not issued against one specific action, but in recognition of the continued efforts and improvements with H&S and overall attitude and assistance during very difficult working conditions.”

John Broughton
Operations Director
Willmott Dixon – Multi Storey Car Park, Ebbw Vale
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

“My overall impression of TVC is an extremely positive one. They brought an experience and knowledge to the contract that served well in helping achieve, in conjunction with the rest of the team, the successful progression and conclusion of the 4 Storey Concrete Frame. Their non-confrontational approach was most welcome. They were happy to integrate and work alongside other members of the team, and nothing was too much trouble. TVC are passionate about there work, trustworthy, definitely team players. In conclusion we would wholeheartedly recommend this subcontractor.”

Ian Lewis, Site Manager Merthyr Learning Quarter
Interserve Construction
www.interserve.com

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your site team for the exceptional way in which you have organised and managed the project from start to finish, to deliver the project on time to a high finish.”

Andy Syddall Project Manager
BAM Construction – Chilton Academy
www.bam.co.uk

“This project was completed on time to an extremely challenging programme and the workmanship and quality is excellent. Despite a raft of design issues, a very particular structural engineer and a number of changes the aspiration of a defect free handover on programme was achieved. Importantly at no time was safety compromised…I would have no hesitation in either considering TVC for future projects or recommending them to another contractor.”

Ross Cameron, Project Manager
BAM Construction – Imperial Tobacco Headquarters, Bristol
www.bam.co.uk

“TVC are a very professional, proactive contractor, above all their safety standards are fantastic. TVC provide safety procedural systems which go over and above that of their competitors.”

Richard Jones Operations Manager
Willmott Dixon – Yate Academy & Hereford Academy
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

“First class attitude, I congratulate them on a well run and organised business.”

Neil Philpott Building Manager
Willmott Dixon – IBERS 2
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

“Your timely completion of the concrete frame has enabled this challenging contract to be in a position to take forward for a successful completion.”

Tim Chell Construction Director
BAM Construction – Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan
www.bam.co.uk

“Your excellent contribution to the successful opening of this section…. A credit to the industry!”

SM Park Project Director
Carillion Civil Engineering – M4 Widening Junction 29-32
www.carillionplc.com

“The work was completed incident and accident free, a testament to their positive attitude to Health and Safety… a well organised approach and professional manner.”

Simon Williams Construction Manager
Willmott Dixon – Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries (CSCCI)
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

“Excellent, user friendly subcontractor. Full time manager onsite throughout which was over and above what was expected, very good. Standard of work was excellent.”

A. Whitnall, Project Manager
BAM Construction – Plot 3d
www.bam.co.uk

“Four storey complex reinforced concrete frame within tight site footprint. Logistically a difficult frame to construct, but Thames Valley were very proactive and did a fantastic job. The finish to the circular 16m tall concrete columns to the exhibition place is still a talking point by many academics. Excellent Heath and safety on site, collaborative working approach and two full time supervisors on site, all enabled Thames Valley to deliver a concrete frame to a very high quality and 4 weeks ahead of programme.”

Kanji Kerai Project Director
Willmott Dixon – Newport Campus
www.willmottdixongroup.co.uk

“Thames Valley Construction supplied a labour force of up to 70men of mixed trades. Thames Valley treated it as if it were their own fixed price contract, maintaining costs and quality throughout, with a positive attitude towards health and safety.”

T Carey Contracts Director
Careys – Labour Supply
www.careys-plc.co.uk