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A trusted name since 1867

Founded in Nottingham over 150 years ago, Thomas Bow City Asphalt is one of the biggest building and civil engineering contractors in the East Midlands. We are proud to be a family-run business, and our broad range of knowledge and skills includes civil engineering, surfacing, plant hire, and facilities management. With many accreditations highlighting our dedication to excellence, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality results, within budget and to program.

Who we work with

“Following a number of successful public realms across the midlands, the team has done an excellent job, in what has been a challenging operating period in the heart of Leicester City…”

Construction Director, Thomas Bow City Asphalt
Case Studies

The works, covering in excess of 40,000 sq metres incorporated full re-surfacing, drainage, landscaping, lighting and fencing at Birmingham Airports largest car parking facility.

Thomas Bow – Project Overview
Case Studies

To provide a wide ranging Environmental Improvement scheme that would improve the overall aesthetics and encourage footfall through the development of improved access/egress along with the construction of a new public space within this busy town centre.

Thomas Bow – Project Objective
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HeliOperations Airfield Refurbishment

Thomas Bow were delighted to work alongside consultant Burroughs on another airfield project, this time for HeliOperations down in Portland.

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Retford (Gamston) Airport

Successful completion of phase 1 at Retford (Gamston) Airport marks the first step towards creating the new dual-use facility with Thatcham Research.

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Become part of the team

We are consistently seeking enthusiastic, experienced and well-motivated people who have worked in the construction business to join our busy and ever-expanding team. If you’re passionate about your work and would like to be part of a dynamic and progressive company, then check out our latest vacancies.

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