Firm returns to it’s 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 contractors.

“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.

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