New Starters at TGA !

Over the last few months we have had multiple new starters, Including; Courtney Joining in Oct 2017 as an apprentice Digital Engineer, Courtney is currently studying a Foundation Degree at Gateshead College and will then move on to complete a Building Services Degree at University. Elli Joined on the 5th November as a Business Admin Apprentice, along side Craig who has joined us as a Revit Technician from...
Auckland Tower

Auckland Tower

TGA have been heavily involved with The Auckland Project (TAP) as part of the overall masterplan plan for Auckland Castle and on Saturday the £2.5m Welcome Centre, featuring a 95ft (29m) tower was opened for visitors. Visitors will be able to enjoy panoramic view from the towers 15m high viewing platform! The tower is located outside the walls of Auckland Castle, which is part of a project to regenerate the town and attract more visitors. The tower will be the first point for visitors to find out more information for the venues that are to open over the next two years. Auckland Tower is the latest attraction to be completed by TAP that TGA have been involved with, with another recent project including the Mining Art Gallery. The Scotland Wing Extension and main Auckland Castle redevelopment is currently on site and progressing...
TGA’s New Leeds Office

TGA’s New Leeds Office

TGA are delighted to announce that they are expanding their Northern office base by opening an Engineering Office in Leeds City Centre. TGA will be based at the Pinnacle Building, which is a significant landmark building in Leeds, right in the heart of the City and close to the rail links to TGA’s other offices in Newcastle, Durham, Stevenage and London. This location is intended to reinforce TGA’s capabilities in the Leeds City Region, including supporting existing Clients in York, Harrogate, Kirklees and Bradford. TGA Director Jason Jobes, on opening the Leeds base said “TGA have worked in the region for a long time and following a number of successful projects have seen a need to expand to further develop existing and new project...
Northumbria University Graduation 2017

Northumbria University Graduation 2017

Congratulations to our Mechanical Engineer Liam on his graduation with a Masters of Engineering on the 7th July 2017 from the Building Services course at Northumbria University. This is an excellent step forward in his development and although it has been very challenging, his commitment to studying and working shows that Liam has what it takes to develop into a great engineer! Liam follows a long line of graduates from Northumbria, dating back over three decades, and he will soon be followed by the next generation of TGA’s future engineers in 2018. This continues to demonstrate TGA’s ongoing commitment to ‘growing their own’ and investing heavily in the development of young...
York Minister Award Winning Lighting

York Minister Award Winning Lighting

York Minister and its new lighting strategy, by Sutton Vane Associates, was winner of the Heritage Project of the Year at the Lighting Design Awards. TGA are proudly listed as the Engineers involved with the project helping bring Sutton Vane’s strategy into an engineered solution.  TGA have worked with SVA on many projects including Newcastle’s St Nicholas Cathedral, Durham Cathedral and currently the redevelopment at Auckland Castle. Described as ‘one of the greatest cathedrals in the world’, York Minster required a full lighting strategy. The first part to be completed to the new plan by Sutton Vane Associates is the Nave, the Nave Aisles and the Quire Screen.   A major part of the lighting and servicing strategy was to conceal the luminaires, associated drivers, cabling and containment as much as possible to ensure that the visible services were kept to a minimum, whilst allowing the ‘lighting effect’ to take centre stage.  The lighting scheme and associated control had to be user friendly with maximum flexibility for the various events that take place. In addition to traditional ‘scene-setting’ push buttons, that were concealed from view, a wireless link via the Lutron App allowed for iPhone / iPad control....

TGA Durham Office Move

TGA’s Durham Office is moving on the 7th April 2017 to Salvus House in Aykley Heads. Salvus House was previously the Head Quarters building for Sunderland Marine Insurance Ltd, who were originally formed in 1882 by a group of Sunderland ship owners. Sunderland Marine are now one of the largest global marine operations, who have their UK Headquarters on the Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Headquarters building, which was constructed by Sunderland Marine in 2005 to provide state of the art facilitates, was acquired by Durham County Council in 2016. The £3.4m purchase was a new collaborative partnership between the Council, Durham University and New College Durham to help encourage small to medium sized business to move to high quality office accommodation in Durham. The building is a multi-award winning office development and is being managed by Business Durham. The building comprises office space ranging from 3,000 to 9,000 sq.ft, with TGA occupying approximately 1,500sq.ft at first floor...