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Career Story - Tim Hall (Senior Quantity Surveyor)

I had finished GCSEs at school and decided to carry on studying at 6th form until I could decide what I wanted to do with my life! I have always had an interest in construction and came up with several ideas of how I could turn this into a career, but nothing turned into a credible pathway.

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Work to begin on Plymouth's History Centre as £14.8m Grant Awarded

Plymouth's History Centre project has received a £14.8m grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund, which will enable the team to undertake the building, construction and fit-out elements of the project.

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Pendennis Shipyard Redevelopment Wins at RICS Awards

15th June 2016

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) South West Awards were held last month, to showcase the best the region has to offer in terms of the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.

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WWA Support Young Enterprise in Cornwall

11th May 2016

Thirteen teams from schools across Cornwall took part in the prestigious Young Enterprise scheme, which seeks to empower young people and develop their personal and business skills.


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Skating on Thin Ice?

By Chris Hines (WWA's Sustainability Consultant)

15th April 2016

One million new homes over the next 5 years! That was the proclamation of Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis in September 2015. When councils and central government set housing targets they are, in effect, only mentioning the tip of the iceberg.

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Progress on £5m Devonport Market Hall Redevelopment

7th April 2016

A design team of top firms has been appointed to drive forward the £5million development of
 Devonport's Market Hall in to a hub for creative and digital business and education.

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Career Story - Emily Hayden (Building Surveyor & Project Manager)

Building Surveyor and Project Manager, Emily Hayden shares her career story and involvement in RICS Matrics

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A Smart Strategy for EPC Compliance

14th March 2016

Those of you who have a leasehold or freehold interest in property will no doubt remember the introduction of the Energy Act in 2011. However, did you know that under Regulation 23, from 1st April 2018 (with very limited exceptions),  it will be illegal to grant a new, or renew existing leases for residential or commercial premises with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of less than ‘E’?

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Cornish Infrastructure Projects shortlisted for RICS Awards 2016

3rd March 2016

Two Cornish projects have been shortlisted in the ‘Infrastructure’ category for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2016, which showcases the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.

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Sarah to head up Association of Women in Property for Devon & Cornwall

1st March 2016

Marketing and Business Development Manager for Ward Williams Associates
has been appointed Chairman of the Association of Women in Property (WiP) Devon and Cornwall Satellite Branch.

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Five WWA Projects Shortlisted for RICS Awards 2016

26th February 2016


WWA are delighted to announce that five of our client’s projects have been shortlisted for the RICS Awards 2016, in the South West and East Midlands regions. The awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.

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Happy Christmas from all at Ward Williams Associates

17th December 2015

2015 has been a Christmas Cracker for WWA!

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WWA Awarded Cornwall's Best Managed Large Business

9th December 2015

Ward Williams Associates (WWA) are thrilled to have won the 'Best Managed Large Business' category at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA) 2015.

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Career Story - Amy Hurst (BREEAM Assessor & Sustainability Advisor)

BREEAM Assessor and Sustainability Advisor Amy Hurst, shares her career story.....

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Preserving Mining Heritage in Cornwall

11th August 2015

Derelict mining buildings in Camborne are being transformed into high quality workshops and office space, to support the growing creative sector in Cornwall.

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Sustainable Homebuilding

2nd July 2015

Our Clients Dennis and Emma Wiehahn embarked on a journey to build a sustainable home in Cornwall, here is their story:

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Cornwall Lays Foundations for the Development of the UK's First Smart Energy System

30th June 2015

The Smart Cornwall Business Development project has announced the initial results of its ambitious initative to develop the UK's first fully integrated smart energy system, which will deliver intelligent and efficient local energy supplies.

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Dilapidations - Landlords and Tenants Beware

By Laura Jones (Senior Building Surveyor)

21st April 2015

If you have a commercial interest in property, dilapidations is likely to affect you. Dilapidations primarily relates to the disrepair of a commercial property at the end of a lease. This arises as a result of a tenant not meeting their repairing obligations under their lease, which can include obligations to reinstate alternations, redecorate and comply with statutory requirements. 

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35 Years Later.....

By Andrew Snapes (Managing Director)

1st April 2015


35 Years ago today a callow youth of almost 17, walked into the offices of Kenneth Ward & Co in Truro, to begin a journey that I had no idea would still not be over.....

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Career Story - Nikki Griffiths (Senior Quantity Surveyor)

To celebrate International Women's Day 2015, Nikki Griffiths shared her career story.....

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Career Story - Rachel Price (Associate Director)

 To celebrate International Women's Day 2015, Rachel Price shared her career story.....

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CREST, Grouting, Electric Cars and Half Time in the World Cup Final.

By Chris Hines (WWA's Sustainability Consultant)

23rd February 2015

Sometimes it’s refreshing to get out and about to see what others are doing. It can help reinvigorate and refresh your mind and passion as well as gaining a perspective of what’s going on locally.

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CDM 2015

By David Owen (Health & Safety Principal)

12th January 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now confirmed their intention to implement the new CDM Regulations in April 2015. The proposed changes are going to affect the way we work and how projects are delivered.

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Career Story - Marc Symons (Assistant Quantity Surveyor)

16th December 2014

Marc Symons shares his career story including how he got into construction and what his future aspirations are...

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My Career Story - Laura Jones (Senior Building Surveyor)

 To celebrate international Women's Day 2015, Laura Jones shared her career story.....

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Patient Hotels – ‘One to Watch’

By Chris Booth (Director - London)

23rd March 2015


According to NHS figures, the cost of keeping a patient in hospital overnight is approximately £300 compared with around half of that for a hotel room.....

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WWA Shortlisted for Cornwall Sustainability Awards

By Sarah Greenslade (Marketing & Business Development Manager)

26th November 2014


Ward Williams Associates are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the ‘Best Managed Large Business’ category at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA) 2014.

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Retirement Villages - 'Grey Ghettos' or something altogether better?

By Chris Booth (Director - London)

20th November 2014


Retirement villages (or retirement communities) have existed since the time of the Romans and as is often the case today, where the Americans lead, with 'active communities of older people', the UK will surely follow.

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GBH Breaks Ground at Eden Project

7th October 2014

The Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT) held their 'breaking ground' ceremony today on the site of the £1.4 million Green Build Hub (GBH). 

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Seaton Jurassic Breaks Ground

1st October 2014

Representatives from funding partners, local community campaigners, volunteers and school children came toegther on Friday to celebrate the official start on site for the building of Seaton Jurassic £4m visitor centre. 

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Cornish Businesses Play Starring Role in the Future of Regulation

22nd September 2014

Cornish businesses are supporting a project to shape the future of regulation in the Duchy, by appearing in a series of videos commissioned by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

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Great Buildings

By Chris Hines (WWA's Sustainability Consultant)

18th September 2014

In pretty much every aspect of life there are some great, brilliant, inspiring examples, but also some downright awful, depressing versions and of course, everything in between. The same applies to buildings, and when you look at the importance of buildings, the stakes are incredibly high. Buildings help define humanity and without them we would never have flourished as a species as strongly as we have.

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Eden Provide Site, ERDF Gives Green Light

17th September 2014

This summer marks the realisation of a long held ambition for the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust (CSBT). Construction starts on the landmark £1.4 million Green Build Hub (GBH) building thanks to an investment of £1.1 million from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme.

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