Nottingham & Derby City Councils’ Joint Highway Framework 2013-2017

TBCA are the preferred contractors for a £125m framework spanning Nottingham, Derby, and possibly many MHA members.

We are incredibly proud to announce that Thomas Bow City Asphalt have not only won a placement on the Nottingham and Derby City Councils’ Joint Highway Framework, but are the preferred contractors for surfacing and major highway works for this £125m framework.

£25m of the framework has the potential to allow us to work with many other members of the Midland Highway Alliance which includes authorities such as Staffordshire, Rutland, and Milton Keynes councils.

Alistair Bow, Managing Director of Thomas Bow commented: “It is great to retain work for Nottingham City Council and we are also glad to bring our experience over to Derby City Council after working for Derbyshire County Council for so many years.”

Thomas Bow has already begun work on a £16.2m upgrade to the A6514 Ring Road aiming to reduce congestion and improve reliability. This represents a massive contribution from the Department for Transport and the council themselves. This major improvement scheme is something we are excited to be part of as a local contractor.

The joint framework is scheduled to run from 2013-2017.


Westfield Shopping Centre

Westfield Shoppingtowns Limited today awarded Thomas Bow City Asphalt (TBCA) two contract’s for resurfacing works at their Merry Hill Shopping Centre. The work forms part of a five year package that will see the Company completely renovate the shopping centre’s sweeping car parks and other areas.

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LCC Culverts Replacement

Culverts Replacement

Following a recent investigation, the Client had identified an increased risk of flooding along with structural problems to two aging brick and sandstone culverts that ran through Stainton Village.

Appointing TBCA as Principle Contractors; through early contractor involvement we were able to assist in obtaining consent for the works from the Environment Agency, following the submission of an ecological study report. Critical to the successful delivery of the works was the establishment of open lines of communication with a number of stakeholders, which included adjacent residents, all of whom would be significantly affected throughout the delivery phase.

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New Corporate Joint Venture

March 2012 saw the establishment of a new Corporate Joint Venture (JV) known as Nexus Highways Ltd.

Owned and operated by the Thomas Bow City Asphalt Group and the McCann Group, Nexus Highways benefits from robust financial backing, combined with a skilled and knowledgeable management team that will allow it to play a key role in the development of project design and buildability.

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Sponsors of Ilkeston Football Club

Thomas Bow City Asphalt recently agreed a two year sponsorship deal with Ilkeston Football Club.

Previously known as Ilkeston Town FC, the club was sold in November 2010 to SR Education, following which the club has attracted talent from some of the major league clubs including Manager, Kevin Wilson, a former Derby County and Chelsea striker and his assistant Darren Caskey, of Spurs and Notts County fame.

TBCA and its management team have a long and proud history of supporting local football teams and other sporting activities.

Alistair Bow says “I fully understand how difficult it is for clubs to secure valuable sponsorship deals, particularly during the current climate when most businesses are choosing to cut back, however I take a longer term view and am always happy to invest in our local communities, so when Ilkeston FC approached me for help, it was very easy yes from me”


NCC Framework 2011 – 2013

Thomas Bow City Asphalt has been working in partnership with Nottingham City Council (NCC) for many years undertaking a wide range of Civil Engineering projects, which included being their incumbent Framework Contractor on the outgoing Highways Maintenance 2009 to 2011 contract, under which the Company successfully delivered more than forty-four schemes, with an estimated value of £3.5m for the Authority.

On 9th November 2011, the board of directors were delighted to regain their position on the new NCC Highways Maintenance 2011 to 2013 Framework Contract. But the good news didn’t stop there because TBCA were also awarded the Surfacing Contract within the Framework.

The Company believes that holding prime positions for both Civil Engieering and Surfacing within the new Framework is likely to generate at least the same if not higher revenues than that of previous years; despite the Governments Spending Review earlier this year, which saw all Authorities forced into cutting spending by 20% plus over all departments.