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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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Manufacturing facility in Paignton takes shape

The purpose-built manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton is progressing well, with the building’s piling, foundations and steel frame now complete. The steel piling works were completed two weeks ahead of schedule and the erection of the steel frame was swift. Works in the New Year will include the completion of the building envelope, with

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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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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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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 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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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. The contractor was Midas

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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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