An Exciting New Commission

Thomas Bow City Asphalt was delighted to have won three contracts for the provision of Civil Engineering for three of the Forestry Commissions’ largest Forest Districts on 9th February 2011.

This £500,000, 3-year + 1 Framework Contract encompasses some of the County’s most beautiful forested areas and popular tourist locations. The Company will be working in close partnership with the Forestry Commission providing the skills, knowledge and expertise to help maintain existing footpaths, trails and fencing along with the provision of new ones.

The works will also include the construction of new and maintenance of existing timber haul routes, used for the extraction of forested timber. The Forestry Commission is possibly the UK’s largest timber provider, benefiting from a dedicated workforce, which manages the UK’s Forests through an ecologically sound process of combining old and new trees.

Brian White, Contracts Manager for Thomas Bow City Asphalt said “I’m really very pleased about this new contract; it represents a further milestone for Thomas Bow City Asphalt. We have worked with the Forestry Commission for a number of years constructing one-off schemes for the Forestry Commission, so to get involved in the day-to-day management of the Forests for the next 3 years will be incredibly exciting for me and my teams.” Brian benefits from more than 17 years of experience working for the Forestry Commission on a National basis.

The new contract wins include the following Districts:

Kielder Forest District
This significant forest district in the North East of England covers the area from the borders of the Northumberland National Park and extends south to Bishop Auckland and is expected to generate more than £400,000 of work over the next three years.

East Anglia Forest District
Covering the Norfolk Broads and the beautiful canals that lay across them and stretching south as far as Northfleet, this area includes the forests around Thetford, Brandon and Bury St Edmunds.

Northants Forest District
This area extends from Grantham in the north to Bedford in the south and encompasses Rutland Water (Oakham) and Grafham Water near Huntingdon.

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