Building firm celebrates West Midlands success following office opening

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Building services company J Tomlinson is celebrating success in the West Midlands two years after opening an office in Canwell, near Sutton Coldfield.

The company has won more than £30m worth of contracts in the region, ranging from a £7.25m M&E contract on a 922-bed student accommodation scheme at Paradise Street, Coventry, through to a two-year extension to a facilities management heating and gas servicing contract extension provided to the University of Birmingham.

Other key contracts secured over the past two years include construction of a £7m supported living scheme in Coventry, £2m worth of refurbishment work of the MRI and CT scan facility at Dudley Guest Hospital, the refurbishment of two wards at Burton Hospital, plus a ground source heat pump scheme delivered on behalf of Wolverhampton-based social landlord Bromford.

J Tomlinson’s regeneration division has also increased its West Midlands portfolio, with clients including Midland Heart, The Riverside Group, and Housing & Care 21 benefiting from the company’s social housing expertise.

Last year, J Tomlinson was appointed on a five-year elemental heating, kitchen and bathroom framework with housing provider Housing & Care 21. Due to complete in 2022, the framework has seen J Tomlinson delivering projects across multiple Midlands-based sites specialising in the provision of affordable retirement housing and care services for people aged 65 and above.

J Tomlinson’s success in the West Midlands has helped to create jobs across the region, including positions for gas engineers and multi-skilled tradespeople, the company said.
Most recently, the company’s regeneration and commercial refurbishment divisions have completed £4m of refurbishment works across two of the student accommodation blocks at the University of Warwick’s main campus in Coventry.

Mark Davis, chief executive at J Tomlinson, said: “Since opening our West Midlands office at Canwell, J Tomlinson has strengthened and grown its links with the region. We are delighted to have secured multiple key contracts, including refurbishment and maintenance roles, construction projects and M&E work for a number of high-profile clients such as hospitals and housing groups. I am excited to see where the next two years of our journey takes us.”

J Tomlinson, which was founded in the 1950s, is based in Nottingham and works primarily across the West Midlands, East Midlands and Yorkshire, increased its turnover from £74m in 2016 to £87m in 2017. It employs more than 460 people.