G F Tomlinson lands £30m castle revamp

Grant Prior 6 years ago
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Local firm G F Tomlinson has been appointed by Nottingham City Council as the main contractor for construction of the £30m Castle Transformation Project.

The Nottingham Castle site will be closed for the next two years to become a world-class visitor destination.

The redeveloped site will include a new visitors centre and remodelling of the grounds, as well as new Robin Hood and Rebellion galleries to tell the stories of the city’s legendary outlaw.

G F Tomlinson will bring new employment opportunities and training for local people throughout the project, along with work experience placements and apprenticeships.

The company will be involved in all the works on the Castle site, which will include the contemporary visitors centre, building the extension to the Ducal Palace that creates the new Robin Hood Gallery, the refurbishment of the Ducal Palace itself, and landscaping the grounds.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Localities, said: “We are pleased to be welcoming G F Tomlinson to this major project.

“It’s exciting we have reached this major milestone and I can’t wait to see the construction work start, to realise the ambition and imagination that will form part of the new Castle experience.”

Chris Flint, Director at G F Tomlinson said: “It’s fantastic to have started work on this major restoration and development project and to have the opportunity to upgrade the visitor experience and showcase the vast history of Nottingham Castle.

“We have a track record of delivering quality restoration across the East Midlands and the company is very excited to be chosen to join the team on this amazing journey.

“It’s been a pleasure to reach this milestone with Nottingham City Council and its partners and we look forward to delivering this and more projects throughout the region.”

 

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