Livingston Designer Outlet – Livingston, Scotland

Another retail projects nears completion, with Livingston Designer Outlet having undergone a major reimagining of the Centre. The retail and leisure Centre has on offer over 70 shops, restaurants and cafes, a multi-screen cinema and indoor adventure golf along with a multi Storey car park. TGA have been working alongside Realm and Rawls on this extensive (circa £7m) mall, public space, customer services, entrance lobbies and external facade enhancement project, which is due to compete in November. This adds another project to TGA’s growing retail sector projects that includes Dalton Park, Lakeside Village Doncaster, Riverwalk Durham amongst...

Property and Construction Forum – Developing the “I” in BIM

TGA enjoyed a fantastic morning at Affinity Water’s offices on Thursday 26th September with the Herts Chamber of Commerce and Herts/Beds Constructing Excellence. There was a good turn out with around 40 in attendance. The event opened with the Herts Chamber introducing Affinity Water as the host and this was quickly followed by the main event – TGA showcasing BIM and REVIT, what it is, how it works and why TGA are leading the way with their expertise in developing the whole package for clients, constructors and end users. Local Director, Stephen Olley (based in Stevenage) introduced TGA and provided an overview of who we are and what we do, touching on TGA’s beginnings in Durham in 1962 and establishing the Hertfordshire Office over 25 years ago. Jason Jobes, TGA’s BIM lead and Director, provided the main presentation, with Luke Collins, Senior Revit Technician, providing a more focused ‘hands-on’ demonstration including a walkthrough and VR demo. The main presentation centred around using BIM as an opportunity, and how TGA had embraced BIM to now be able to offer a greater level of service to a wider range of potential clients. This has enabled growth in the sector and reinforced TGA as a dynamic consultancy able to react and develop to suit market trends and changes. The presentation included an excellent Q&A session, with lots of great questions and answers....

25th Annual Children North East Sandcastle Challenge

TGA have been working closely with and supporting local schools as we entered the 25th Annual Children North East Sandcastle competition alongside St Wilfred’s RC Primary School. This event was held on Friday 5th July 2019 at South Shields Little Haven Beach, in which over 50 schools took part. Liam and Luke entered the competition with two Year 6 teams from St Wilfred’s RC School, with this year’s theme being ‘Build a New World’. Both teams focused on the sustainability of our planet, with the Year 6 Pupils creating truly inspiring designs, which can be seen below.    ...

Graduate Reinforcements

Following TGA’s ethos to develop the next generation, we have introduced a number of graduates of great potential to help reinforce the team. This includes Andy Tan and Craig Lister. Both graduate from Northumbria in 2019 with BEng and MEng degrees, with time spent in industry during their placement year. Both are of a mechanical bias, with Andy having a strength in passive design and forming part of our Building Physics working group. We are delighted to welcome these rising stars and hope they develop and grow with TGA alongside our current team.  ...

New Starters

TGA would like to welcome James Davison and Stewart Park to the TGA Team. Stewart joined as an Associate to support and help reinvigorate TGA’s southern design offices, with James joining as a Principal Engineer in our ever-growing office in Newcastle. James will be supporting technical delivery in the North but has a longer term view to developing TGA’s specialist lighting...

Awards Night

TGA, as finalists in the “Property & Construction Project of the Year” award, attended the Inspiring Herts Awards at St Albans. Although TGA didn’t come away as a winner, they were delighted to be a finalist and to attend such a prestigious...