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A Nottingham-based civil engineering and surfacing company is set to make a strong start to 2014 after winning a series of high-profile contracts during the last twelve months.
Thomas Bow City Asphalt has secured deals worth almost £30 million–the majority involving local authority framework contracts in the East Midlands which will run over the next two to three years.
Managing Director, Alistair Bow, commented: “The past few years have been tough for the UK construction industry, particularly for firms working with the public sector.
“It now looks like the sector is starting to pick up and we’re delighted to have secured this scale of additional business over recent months. The nature of many of the contracts means that it will guarantee work for 2014 and a few years beyond. This has to be good news as we look towards continued growth.”
In addition to a contract worth around £5 million to carry out resurfacing work associated with the landmark tram network expansion project in Nottingham, Thomas Bow has won a £2 million deal to reconstruct a long-stay car park at Birmingham Airport. It is also one of the firms responsible for delivering a multi-million pound framework contract covering the resurfacing of key roads in Lincolnshire until 2016.
“The past few years have been tough for the UK construction industry, particularly for firms working with the public sector.”
The company, based on Middleton Street, Nottingham, is also working with Derby and Nottingham City Councils and Derbyshire County Council on other long-term road contracts with an expected total value of around £16 million.
“We’re extremely pleased that many of these contracts are so close to our headquarters in Nottingham, which has been home to the company for more than 140 years,” Alistair said.
“Forging strong relationships with local public sector organisations is important to us. We deliver excellent results for our customers and our track record speaks for itself.
“We currently employ around 120 people and these orders will help to secure jobs whilst also providing us with a strong platform for future growth,” he added.