Leicestershire deal another string to Thomas' Bow

Chris Ames

Civil engineering and surfacing firm Thomas Bow City Asphalt has secured a £36m framework contract to deliver road repair works across Leicestershire.

The four-year patching contract with Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council will see Thomas Bow as the principal contractor.

The firm will be responsible for more than 3,000 miles of road and will deliver 'everything from traffic management, road marking, road planing and surfacing'.

Managing director Alistair Bow said: ‘The work really complements our stronghold across the East Midlands.

’The framework win has also allowed us to take on a further two surfacing teams – a total of 19 full time roles – as well as invest in new equipment such as pavers and vehicles. As a firm, we have extensive experience working across the Midlands and Yorkshire, so this appointment will help boost the work we’re already doing in the region.’

A spokesperson for Leicestershire CC said: ‘The maintenance and upkeep of our roads is a vitally important aspect of the work delivered by the county council. From pothole repairs to resurfacing, we’re responsible for more than 2,500 miles of roads.

‘Ensuring the extensive road network runs smoothly is no mean feat and requires a large degree of co-ordination and flexibility. Carriageway repairs require quick solutions to make sure the impact on the travelling public is minimal.

‘We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Thomas Bow City Asphalt to provide carriageway patching and repairs across the county, while, at the same time, ensuring that we’re delivering value for money for the council tax payer.’

Last month Thomas Bow, alongside Danaher and Walsh, and Dyer and Butler, won a place on a framework with Leicester City Council that is expected to generate spending of £16m on highways maintenance in the city over the next two years. The agreement starts next month and covers work from slabbed footpaths to junction improvements.

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