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Thomas Howard Robin Bow


It is with great sadness that we announce that Thomas Howard Robin Bow passed peacefully away at home on 8th November 2014 aged 77 years. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bramcote Crematorium (Main Chapel) on Friday 21st November at 12:30pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for The British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o Julie Wesson, Independent Funeral Directors, Stowell House, 52 Blenheim Drive, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5ES.Tel: 0115 9226032.



PRESS RELEASE: Firm returns to its roots with Housing Association Contract

A leading civil engineering and road resurfacing company has returned to its roots as part of a multi-million pound contract with a Nottingham-based housing association.

As part of an ongoing four-year deal with Nottingham City Homes (NCH), Thomas Bow City Asphalt has recently completed a number of landscaping projects around Eddleston Drive, Clifton – one of the association’s flagship developments.

Working on the Clifton estate is particularly symbolic for the firm, as it was involved in the construction of many homes in the area more than 50 years ago.

The most recent work has involved surfacing pathways, building walls, creating grassed areas and creating attractive communal areas associated with the first new homes to be built and owned by NCH.

Mick Matthews, Thomas Bow City Asphalt Site manager, explained: “The five new homes on the development look stunning, and we are delighted to have been able to provide the finishing touches to the project and to have helped create an area that the local community can be proud of.”

The project has become something of a labour of love for Mick, who often returned to the development after hours to water grassed areas and to make sure all the walls and gardens were in tip-top condition ahead of the first residents moving in.

The contract with NCH has secured around a dozen jobs at Nottingham-based Thomas Bow City Asphalt, which employs over 100 people from the city and surrounding areas.

Alistair Bow, the firm’s Managing Director, commented: “Since we first worked on the estate, the company has come a long way and grown into one of the region’s largest privately owned civil engineering and surfacing contractor.

“Thomas Bow is usually associated with large regional and even national projects such as the expansion of Nottingham’s tram network and highway projects across the country, but this contract has really brought us full circle and back to our roots.

“Mick deserves a lot of credit for creating such a pleasant environment for local residents to enjoy and, with more than 40 years in the construction business, he is able to provide NCH with a lot of useful advice on future developments.”

For further information please contact Andrew Jackaman, Commercial Manager at Thomas Bow City Asphalt on 0115 924 4555 or



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Mick Matthews, Thomas Bow site manager, helps to provide the finishing touches to the development in Eddleston Drive.


Resorts World Birmingham

Thomas Bow City Asphalt have started work on a new contract with Genting Casinos UK at their new £150m ‘Resorts World Birmingham’, Casino and Leisure complex development at the NEC in Birmingham. The contract includes transforming two existing NEC car parks, introducing a new HGV road, building two new security gatehouses and remodelling the car parks to optimise the capacity ahead of the public opening in Spring 2015.

John Allen Major Projects and Compliance Director commented ‘It’s great to be called upon to upgrade these facilities for Genting and as the current framework providers to the NEC for road resurfacing and repairs, we know and understand the sites involved. This project demonstrates the range of services we can provide as a construction group, including Civil Engineering, Surfacing and Building.’



Bentley Motors Car Park Construction

Thomas Bow City Asphalt have secured their first contract with this prestige brand to demonstrate their capabilities in car and lorry park construction, on this green field site next to the factory in Crewe, Cheshire.

The project involves all construction to transform the site into a 48,000 square metre, 1800 bay car park and 14 bay lorry park, to open later this year.

The team, led by John Allen, Major Projects and Compliance Director have already begun work on the excavation and groundwork to the groups’ high standards, befitting of the Bentley brand. Speaking about the project Managing Director Alistair Bow commented ‘ Its great to secure a contract of this size with a new client, we’re looking forward to working with Bentley Motors over the next 6 months.’


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A45 Corridor works at Birmingham Airport

Thomas Bow City Asphalt are pleased to continue their work at Birmingham Airport, having recently completed the remodelling of the long stay Car Park, with the latest project on the A45 Corridor. The busy site, at the junction of A45 and Damson Parkway is adjacent to the main goods entrance to the Airport and just round the corner from the Jaguar Land Rover facility at Solihull. Being such an important junction to these key facilities demands precise traffic management and a carefully executed programme to minimised disruption.

The project, associated with the runway extensions to Birmingham Airport, involves the resurfacing of the junction, creation of a shared cycleway and footpath, along with a new Toucan crossing over the busy dual carriageway.

The project, led by Contracts Manager Brian White sees six weeks of civil engineering work followed by two and a half weeks of surfacing with day and night works.