1983

Founded by John Wood

First year turnover of £300k. First contract with British Steel, a working relationship we have fostered over 35 years.

Founded by John Wood

1988

Work commenced on the Japanese Embassy and the Southern office was opened in London. The annual turnover reached £10m.

1988

1997

First RoSPA Gold Award

1997

2000

Goldman Sachs Christchurch Street project (£50m) awarded. Annual turnover reached £111m.

2000

2002

Sage contract awarded (£60m).

2002

2005

Echo Building Residential Joint Venture (£25m).

2005

2006

Awarded RoSPA President Award.

2006

2007

Works commenced on the Newcastle City Library (£24m) and on Wellbar House (£25m).

2007

2011

Works commenced on the Clipper Distribution Warehouse (£18m).

2011

2013

Works on Newbury Racecourse Apartments commenced (£40m).

2013

2014

Awarded the RoSPA Order of Distinction for 15 consecutive Gold Awards.

2014

2015

Formed Gentoo Residential Joint Venture. Work commenced on Camberwell Green (£26m) and Apex Hotel, Bath (£29m).

2015

2016

Tolent Living established. Work commenced on The Taper Building (£25m).

2016

2017

Works completed on two award-winning schemes; The Mailings (£9.3m) which included 76 low energy, eco-friendly homes in the heart of Newcastle, and; The Cheviots Retirement Village (£11.2m) in Ashington, Northumberland. 

2017

2018

Completed landmark projects across the UK, including: Beacon of Light (£16.6m), Sunderland and Stamford Hill (£17.2m), London. Work commenced on Hadrian’s Tower (£28m) and the first homes were on sale for Tolent Homes.

2018

2019

In June 2019, Tolent was awarded one of its biggest projects to date, the £84.5m Milburngate mixed-use development in Durham. 

2019

2020

Tolent lead a regional-wide team to deliver the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Sunderland, completed in just over three weeks. Works complete on the landmark Hadrian's Tower (£28m) project in Newcastle.

2020

2021

Paul Webster is appointed CEO in October 2021.

2021

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