Historic Lace Market building undergoes refurbishment

The Adams Building

The largest building in Nottingham’s Lace Market has undergone a comprehensive internal makeover from J Tomlinson.

The Grade II* listed Adams Building, which forms part of Nottingham College’s city campus, has received a refurbiushment makeover including internal alterations, repairs and maintenance works across the seveb-storey building, including the relocation of the College’s hair and beauty salon facilities from its Beeston and Clarendon campuses.

The scheme start in late Spring 2020 and marks the first awarded to J Tomlinson via Crown Commercial Service’s Building Works & Minor Associated Works framework.

Gary McGinty, director of estates and facilities at Nottingham College, said: “A huge thank you to everyone involved – the age and Grade II* listed status of the building made this a challenging project with a fantastic outcome for all involved. J Tomlinson’s excellent management and co-ordination of the major refurbishment of our celebrated Adams Building has resulted in an exceptionally high-quality finish, whilst retaining the key elements that make the building so very special – both to the College and to the city of Nottingham itself.”

“We are very excited to welcome students and teaching staff back to their newly-refurbished facilities when government lockdown restrictions lift.”

Iain Davies, managing director of J Tomlinson’s refurbishment and engineering division, added: “We’re delighted to have completed works at the iconic Adams Building, which benefits from vibrant new teaching and studying areas specially designed to inspire innovation and aid personal and professional development for Nottingham College students. It was a pleasure for J Tomlinson to be involved in the latest chapter of the Grade II* listed building’s history, which is situated in our organisation’s revered home city.”

The Adams Building is the latest Nottingham city centre-based redevelopment project delivered by J Tomlinson, with previous schemes including the refurbishment of Broadway Cinema, as well as the landmark redevelopment of the National Justice Museum (formerly the Galleries of Justice), which was greatly instrumental in helping the attraction achieve the milestone of becoming Nottingham’s first national museum.