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Office Snack Shop Raises £400 for Local Cats and Dogs Home

The Ryearch team is delighted to announce that our office snack shop has raised £400 for local dogs and cats home, Gables, which is well known for its important work in rescuing and rehoming animals from across Plymouth since 1907. Pictured: Julie Boyes (Contracts Manager), Claire Sparkes (Gables Manager),Mark Wildman (Managing Director), Tamsyn Wildman & Henry (dog) The office snack shop is a popular spot for our team to grab a quick bite during the workday, with every snack purchased

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Apprenticeship Success for Carpenter Marley

Ryearch has supported many youngsters in achieving their apprenticeships over the years, but Marley is the first apprentice whose father is already part of the Ryearch team. Marley successfully completed his Carpentry Apprenticeship through the programme at Skills Group in Plympton, Plymouth, whilst gaining vital practical experience on-site with the Ryearch team. Marley has shown himself to literally be a chip off the old block, with his father one of our longest standing Site Managers.  Mike also joined Ryearch as a Carpenter

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CITB Funding Awarded to Ryearch for Construction Skills Training

Ryearch has been awarded funding from the CITB (The Construction Industry Training Board) for the delivery of construction specific skills training. The grant award of nearly £5,000 will be used to support our new Site Manager, Nadia Mitchell, in undertaking the widely recognised Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS). The SMSTS course is part of the CITB’s ‘Site Safety Plus’ programme, designed specifically for Site Managers who have responsibilities for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff on

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Fantastic Feedback from a ‘Good Practices’ Observation

Ryearch’s multi-million pound housing development at Launceston Road, Bodmin has received glowing praise from the Head of Technical at Taylor Lewis, who are our clients’ Project Manager. “I was on site today carrying out the monthly valuation check and was impressed with the attention to detail being demonstrated by Mike and Ciaran on site. Also noted, really good idea to latex the floors prior to decoration so the latex isn’t splattered all over the kitchen plinths, skirtings etc. It is

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Electric Vehicle Charging Points now at Ryearch

Ryearch has recently installed an electric vehicle charging point at our head office in Plympton, thanks to a grant from the ‘Transforming Cities Fund – Workplace Travel Grant’ through Plymouth City Council. As one of the first company’s in Plymouth to secure this grant, we can now offer staff and visitors the option to charge their Electric Vehicles (EVs’s) and Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV’s) while at our office, reducing the time vehicles are emitting harmful emissions during subsequent journeys.

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ACDC Accreditation Renewed

Ryearch’s accreditation with the ACDC professional membership scheme has just been renewed for another 12 months. ACDC undertake a robust assessment to ensure ongoing suitability, and our policies, processes and records were checked accordingly, e.g: Content of H&S policy statement/safety manual Records of staff communication CV of H&S advisors/consultants Membership of any relevant Trade Association Staff training records and qualifications Reports of performance/minutes of management review meetings Records of interaction with suppliers on H&S matters Relevant examples of risk assessments

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Ryearch Teams Back On Site

Ryearch is pleased to confirm that our construction and civil engineering teams are now back at work on our various sites across Devon and Cornwall. We have nearly resumed business as usual, after these challenging few months. Thank you for bearing with us! Ryearch Ltd, New Creaven House, 3 Sandy Court, Ashleigh Way, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5JX 01752 201444 info@ryearch.com LinkedIn

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COVID-19

In order to comply with the Government requirements regarding coronavirus, Ryearch has had to temporarily close our office and all sites. We will keep the situation under review, following further updates from the Government. Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe. Ryearch Ltd, New Creaven House, 3 Sandy Court, Ashleigh Way, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5JX 01752 201444 info@ryearch.com LinkedIn

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Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme – CHAS

Ryearch has been re-awarded an important health and safety accreditation from leading assessors CHAS – the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme. This award shows that Ryearch ‘has demonstrated compliance with the CHAS standards in line with SSIP Core Criteria and UK H&S Legislation and has been awarded accreditation to the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015.’ CHAS is a registered member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) whose members all operate a data gathering process which conforms to PAS

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Ryearch’s Position on SLoAC Framework Extended

Ryearch was awarded a place on the Devon & Somerset Standing List of Approved Contractors (SLoAC) back in October 2017, a framework of carefully pre-assessed contractors selected to deliver works for Devon County Council. We were pleased to hear from Devon Procurement Services today that Devon County Council has elected to extend the SLoAC arrangement for a further two years, until 31st March 2022. As an active contractor on the framework, Ryearch is required to maintain our ACDC Accreditation and

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SafeContractor Accreditation Awarded to Ryearch

Professional accreditations demonstrate that an organisations’ management systems have been independently verified as being robust and effective.  They also give clients and supply chain partners confidence that they will be working with a professional contractor. Ryearch holds many industry accreditations, and we can now add SafeContractor to our list. Provided by the accrediting organisation Alcamus, SafeContractor is “..a tailored health and safety accreditation allowing contractors to showcase their capabilities to potential customers.“ This accreditation shows that Ryearch’s health and safety documentation is

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Ryearch LABC Warranty Renewed

LABC Warranty is a type of building guarantee provided by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) – a collective organisation which represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. The LABC believe that “all new buildings, conversions and extensions can be delivered to the right standards by coordinating the design, specification, construction and completion phases. The surveyors in our local councils care about the long-term safety, inclusivity and performance of buildings in your communities.” The LABC thus helps

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Ryearch Build New HQ at Langage Business Park in Plymouth

The Ryearch team has just moved into their brand new office at Langage Business Park, built by their in-house groundworks and construction workforce over the past 12 months. The new build office is the last in a cluster of five office and industrial units on the Sandy Court section of Langage Business Park, with all units built and developed by Ryearch since they purchased the land in 2008. This last block – worth around £1.1 million – is a two

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New ISO 2015 Standards Achieved – ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

Ryearch underwent a successful audit by BSi in June 2018, and as a result was recommended for accreditation to the new internationally recognised ISO 2015 standards: BS EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System BS EN ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System   Both accreditations apply to our civil engineering and building works, and demonstrate that Ryearch has robust project management systems in place. BSi is a registered certification body with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), which is recognised by the government to assess

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Ryearch Gains New Accreditation from ACDC Register

Ryearch has become certified with the ACDC Register – a pre-qualification questionnaire service used by procurement organisations to identify competent building contractors with the high health and safety standards and which are compliant with PAS91 and SSIP standards. Being listed on the ACDC Register demonstrates that Ryearch is committed to best practice and being assessed to the highest standard of quality within the industry. ACDC Auditors are H&S professionals that are qualified to the minimum NEBOSH National Diploma level and

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Ryearch feature in Plymouth Herald

Following an interview by leading Plymouth journalist William Telford, Ryearch was featured in the business pages of the Plymouth Herald.  The piece focuses on a selection of the high quality construction projects we have delivered across the City, and our exciting plans for the future.  It also credits Ryearch for winning several industry awards. The online version of the article includes a video of our Construction Team Director, Dick Curtis, and photographs of our new head office, currently being built at Langage

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Cornwall Council – Minor Works Framework

Ryearch has been appointed on Cornwall Council’s ‘minor works’ construction framework for contracts up to £2,000,000 in value. The framework provides a mechanism for design and construction works to be delivered over a four-year term commencing April 2018, with projects including: new build, refurbishment, improvement, demolition, extension, renovation, strengthening or other works of a similar nature. As principle contractor, Ryearch will undertake all work packages that make up construction contracts across all property types (schools, offices etc.), including managing any specialist subcontractors

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Ryearch Approved Signatory on the Prompt Payment Code

Ryearch is now an approved signatory of the Prompt Payment Code, demonstrating that our payment procedures meet/exceed best practice standards, and that we are committed to the fair and equal treatment of suppliers. The Prompt Payment Code (PPC) is administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and was developed to set the gold standard in payment terms and help bring about a culture change in payment practices. In order to achieve

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Awards Finalist at LABC South West Building Excellence Awards 2018

One of Ryearch’s housing projects was shortlisted at the LABC South West Building Excellence Awards 2018, for the Best social or affordable new housing development category. Located off Parsonage Road in Newton Ferrers, our £2.4M development was completed in May 2017, providing much needed sustainable housing for the local community. The 16 home scheme was named Peter’s Field by the local community, and comprises seven shared ownership properties, eight rented houses and a private dwelling The annual LABC awards seeks to recognise quality in all types

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Ryearch Recognised as Best Construction Firm in Plymouth

The Ryearch team was delighted to win the ‘Built Environment and Infrastructure’ award at The Herald Business Awards 2018 last night. This category was created to “..recognise the Plymouth businesses that are making a major contribution to the city’s built environment and its infrastructure development“ which aligned with our 28 year history of delivering high quality construction and civil engineering projects across Plymouth. The black tie event was held at Plymouth Pavilions, and was attended by nearly 450 guests from the business community, City stakeholders

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Ryearch Shortlisted for Prestigious Business Award

Ryearch has been shortlisted for the prestigious Evening Herald Business Awards 2018, for the Built Environment and Infrastructure category which “..seeks to recognise the Plymouth businesses that are making a major contribution to the city’s built environment and its infrastructure development“. These annual awards celebrate the best in Plymouth business, with an experienced panel of business experts undertaking the shortlisting.  This year, the Evening Herald Business Awards received hundreds of entries across 16 categories, and the judges commented on the high

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Ryearch Registered with LABC Warranty

Ryearch is registered with LABC Warranty as a Developer and Builder, which provides clients with further confidence about the high quality of Ryearch’s new build housing developments. LABC Warranty works in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and provides structural warranties on new homes.  The warranty is designed to protect contractors and property purchasers from structural issues, for a duration of 10 or 12 years. Ryearch has registered several housing developments with LABC Warranty, including for: Devon & Cornwall

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Abercrombie Awards for Ryearch Projects in the Built Environment

The Abercrombie Awards are designed to celebrate Plymouth’s best developments, from small scale conversions through to multi-million pound schemes. Named after the architect who planned the reconstruction of Plymouth after the Blitz, the awards are hosted by Plymouth City Council and recognise those buildings and spaces which help make our city such a fantastic place to live, work and visit. Taking place every three years, the 2017 Abercrombie Awards received over 60 entries across eight main categories.  One of Ryearch’s

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Ongoing Success for Chris – Ryearch’s ‘Building Plymouth’ Trainee

Ryearch is a key sponsor of Building Plymouth, a Plymouth City Council-led partnership enabling construction stakeholders in the region to overcome the skills shortages facing the local construction and built environment sector, and providing people with career opportunities accordingly. To support the project, Ryearch has developed a programme to deliver construction focused work experience and taster sessions for candidates which include: one-day and week-long placements to learn trade skills including brick laying and carpentry experience of civil engineering and general construction

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Devon County Council Select Ryearch for SLoAC Construction Framework

Ryearch has been awarded a place on Devon County Council’s ‘Standing List of Approved Contractors‘ (SLOAC) – a framework of shortlisted construction companies in Devon and Somerset. The framework identifies professional construction contractors in devon who have been able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency across a number of areas. Ryearch passed the evaluation which measures minimum mandatory qualification compliance criteria as follows:- Comprehensive Accreditation – the applicant must have ACDC Accreditation. Organisational/Business Structure – the applicant must demonstrate

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Ryearch Awarded Yealmpstone Farm Primary School Project

Ryearch is delighted to have been appointed by Plymouth City Council to deliver extensive works at Yealmpstone Farm Primary School in Plympton. The development project comprises internal remodelling, a new eight classroom extension and associated play areas. Ryearch was selected to deliver these works based on significant experience in the education sector and technical expertise in relation to the construction methods required. The Construction Team is poised ready to start the project in the first week of October.  The school will remain open throughout the 13-month scheme, with all works being fully

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Tavi Times Features Ryearch Project

This weeks’ Tavistock Times has a feature on Walkhampton Church, which now offers ‘champing’. Ryearch delivered this project in 2014, so it’s fantastic to see that our praises are still being sung three years later. Works comprised a new disabled toilet and kitchen, glazed screens, spiral stairs, electrics, drainage and flooring.  The project was shortlisted as a finalist for the South West Building Excellence Awards 2016 in the categories ‘best public service building’ and ‘best inclusive building’. Further details can be

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Exor Reaward Ryearch with Gold Accreditation

Ryearch has been re-accredited by Exor who have assessed us against five public sector procurement disciplines; finance, safety, environmental, quality and social value. We have achieved their highest level – Gold Award – which demonstrates our capabilities as a main contractor to undertake public sector work for both public and private sector clients. Part of the SSiP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) forum, Exor embraces the core guidance on competence and training in the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) of the

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Ryearch on Defibrillator Accreditation Scheme

Ryearch is helping to ensure the health and wellbeing of the Plympton community through our investment in a defibrillator.  This specialist medical equipment can be used when someone has a cardiac arrest, and can save lives when every minute counts.   Training on how to use the device was delivered to our office staff by another organisation on the Defibrillator Accrediation Scheme (Aztec). The equipment is registered with the South West Ambulance Service who maintain a register of all defibrillators

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Ryearch Reaccredited under CHAS

Ryearch hold several professional accreditations and we have just been re-awarded under the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). This award demonstrates that Ryearch has ‘Compliance with and sound management of current basic H&S legislation‘. There are many professional accreditations in the construction marketplace, but CHAS is particularly relevant as they are a member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum, and their information gathering process conforms to PAS 91. Ryearch Ltd, New Creaven House, 3 Sandy Court,

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New Arrival at Ryearch

Ryearch’s brand new Volvo FM 6 wheel grab lorry arrived this week, and has already been put through its’ paces at the Derriford Interchange project. Grab wheel lorries are designed to pick up and move excavated material around building sties, and require a driver with an HGV licence – our grab wheel lorry driver (Andy) is delighted to be behind the wheel of this little number!. We selected the FM6 model due to its environmental features, including the new Euro

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‘Best Educational Building’ Award for Ryearch

Ryearch was delighted to win a prestigious award from the Local Authority Building Control (LABC), in recognition of our work at Stoke Damerel Primary School. We won the ‘Best Educational Building‘ category for the extensive internal and external works delivered at the primary school in Plymouth. The award, from Plymouth City Council’s Building Control Team, recognises Ryearch for “Building Excellence in the Delivery of Outstanding Construction & Workmanship“. Further details about the Stoke Damerel Primary School project can be found

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Ryearch Support Community Pre-School in Tavistock

The children of Whitchurch Pre-School, based on the outskirts of Tavistock, will benefit next term from having a brand new kitchen installed, thanks to Ryearch and other local organisations. The setting was in dire need of a new kitchen in which to prepare and store food for the youngsters, and a number of organisations pulled together to provide support. Donations from Tesco’s Tavistock and Tavistock Lions enabled Whitchurch Pre-School to purchase the new kitchen units, which Ryearch then installed for

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Ryearch to develop Plymouth’s City Market

At the end of this month, Ryearch will be starting the multi-million pound development of the City Market (previously known as the Pannier Market) in the west end of Plymouth’s city centre.  Acknowledged as one of the most unique structures in the south west, the wave like roof profile and the building’s geometry has secured the building with grade II listed building status and a Civic Trust award. The extensive refurbishment project will see the popular market being completely regenerated over a

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25 Years of Construction & Civil Engineering Success

Last week Ryearch celebrated 25 years of business, with an after work drinks party at The Berkeley in Plymouth City Centre. Around 50 of our contacts in the local construction and civil engineering trade joined us to mark this milestone date in Ryearch’s history.  It was a great opportunity to catch up with clients and supply chain partners, and reminisce about some of our favourite building projects. Ryearch’s first contract back in 1990 was a new build construction for an

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Ryearch is ‘Building Plymouth’ project sponsor

Ryearch is a key sponsor of Building Plymouth, a project led by Plymouth City Council which aims to link people with career opportunities in the local construction sector, to help fill the expected 10,000 construction jobs needed by 2020. To help get the initiative off the ground, Ryearch attended Building Plymouth meetings and events to plan and promote the scheme – particularly the element around supporting local people to gain construction skills and experience. Ryearch was then instrumental in developing a range of construction

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Ancient Remains Discovered at Stoke Damerel Church

It’s been a particularly interesting week at the Stoke Damerel Church site, with refurbishments to this grade II listed building revealing ancient graves and bones!  An archaeologist from A C Archaeology was called in to see the site before any further developments went ahead. The project, which includes a new floor, underfloor heating and lighting, is being overseen by Site Manager, Daniel Eaton.  He stated: “We’ve found bones and bits before, but not tombs and coffins as such. The room that’s been found could

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Ryearch Reaches 25th Year of Business

Ryearch is celebrating twenty-five years of successfully delivering hundreds of high quality building projects across the southwest.  This milestone year has started with a change in management team, with Mark Wildman taking over the role of Managing Director. The restructure sees Dick Curtis, the previous Managing Director, taking up the position of Construction Director.  Of the management change, Dick Curtis said: “It’s been a real privilege leading the Ryearch team and as Ryearch enters its twenty-fifth year in business, we

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New Ryearch website goes live

The new Ryearch website will be going live across the co.uk and .com domains by the end of the week! The site has been designed to showcase our extensive experience in the Construction and Civil Engineering sectors, with case study examples of many of the hundreds of projects we have completed over the past 25 years. Please contact us to let us know what you think of our new website.   Ryearch Ltd, New Creaven House, 3 Sandy Court, Ashleigh Way,

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