Chesterfield's Market Hall.

Tomlinson wins Chesterfield contract

Published:  09 July, 2012

CHESTERFIELD: Local contractor GF Tomlinson has been appointed by Chesterfield Borough Council to take on the refurbishment of the town's Market Hall after Wates was dropped from the job. 

The contract was re-tendered in March after the council rejected Wates' budget of nearly £5m. Tomlinson said it can carry out the construction work for £3.6m.

Councillor John Burrows, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "We are pleased to be working with GF Tomlinson as our construction partner. It's a local firm with an excellent track record and has come in with a very competitive price.

"By employing a local firm, we'll also have more opportunities to sub-contract with local suppliers and companies, giving local people employment throughout the construction phase."

Work on the Market Hall is due to start on site in September 2012, with a completion date of early September 2013.

Stuart Lawrence, managing director of GF Tomlinson said: "As a local Derbyshire contractor, we are very committed to giving something back to the communities we work in.

"We always adopt a 'think local' policy on procurement and will be inviting local suppliers and sub-contractors to quote for works on this project. This will provide a boost to the local economy by generating local employment opportunities and recycling the Chesterfield's pound."

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