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...

Welcome Building works begin on site

TGA are delighted that the Welcome Building, which is a focal point for the overall revitalisation works, is moving forward and starting on site. This is among a series of projects that TGA are involved in, including the Walled Garden, Scotland Wing Extension, Castle Refurbishment and the Energy Centre, amongst many...

CIBSE Student of the Year 2016!

TGA are delighted that Ryan Walsh won CIBSE Student of the Year at the CIBSE North East Dinner on the 3rd February 2017. Ryan is currently studying Building Services at Northumbria University having completed the Foundation Degree in...

English Heritage

TGA are delighted to be developing a strong relationship with English Heritage on the back of a number of recent Historic projects. Projects with English Heritage include Birdoswald Roman Fort and Corbridge Roman Town.