Construction firm secures multi-million pound highways contract

Family construction and civil engineering firm, Thomas Bow, has secured a multi-million pound framework contract to deliver highways projects across the region.

Working in partnership with Breedon Southern Limited through a joint venture – Breedon Bow Highways Limited – the firm, based in Nottingham, has secured a place on a four-year framework to provide road surfacing services throughout the Midlands and East Anglia for Highways England.

This is the first time that the firm, which celebrated 150 years in business in 2017, has been directly employed by Highways England. The framework is expected to be worth around £20m to the Nottingham-based operation.

Thomas Bow is currently led by sixth generation managing director, Alistair Bow. He said: “We are really pleased to have been appointed to the Highways England framework and to be working alongside our joint venture partners Breedon Southern Limited.

“As a firm, we have extensive experience of working across the highways network and on significant infrastructure projects across the Midlands and Yorkshire, so this appointment will allow us to continue the work we have been doing across the region.”

Thomas Bow is based in Nottingham and has worked on some of Nottingham’s most distinguished landmarks as well as across the city’s transport system.

Mike Pearce, chief executive of Breedon Southern Limited, added: “We’re delighted to have won our first major framework contract with Highways England, in partnership with Thomas Bow, with whom we have had a successful working relationship over many years.”

Recent projects include the regeneration of the former Texaco and Esso oil depot site on the Colwick Industrial Estate, the Nottingham Ring Road, the £10m contract to surface the second phase of the Nottingham tram system as well as major schemes across the region including Lincoln Transport Hub and the new car park 7 at Birmingham Airport.