J Tomlinson appointed to deliver major golf club redevelopment
February 13, 2019
J Tomlinson has been appointed to deliver the redevelopment of a historic golf club based in the West Midlands.
Whittington Heath Golf Club, which is due to be affected by the new HS2 railway line, will undergo a major redevelopment comprising construction of a new Clubhouse, greenkeeper’s compound, halfway house, five new holes, a practice range, a new car park, ancillary features, a new access road, and the reworking of five existing holes.
Refurbishment, maintenance and construction services provider, J Tomlinson, was selected as the principal contractor to manage this landmark redevelopment, which will commence at the end of February. Works will be undertaken in phases, with the new access road and car park to be undertaken first. The club will remain live and occupied throughout the project, which will require a high degree of planning and communication to ensure minimal disruption to club staff and guests, including working closely with the club’s course contractors to ensure all combined works are undertaken smoothly and efficiently.
During construction of the new Clubhouse, heritage features will be retained, including the club’s popular grandstand canopy, which was originally used to view the Lichfield races. It is anticipated that the redeveloped club will be fully completed by late summer 2020.
Darroch Baker, construction director at J Tomlinson, commented: “The redevelopment of such a prominent golf club is a very exciting project and we are thrilled to be a part of it.
“We look forward to working closely with the club and the project team to deliver new state-of-the-art facilities that are in keeping with the club’s intricate history.”
Richard Harding, Captain of Whittington Heath Golf Club, commented: “We are pleased to have appointed J Tomlinson to help create a new, sustainable future for our club. We are delighted to see so many visitors coming to see how the new club and course are being developed. Come and join us – you are all very welcome!”
J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. It operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, with offices in Sutton Coldfield, Beeston and Wakefield.
The company works within many sectors, including leisure, hospitality, health and care, residential, commercial, industrial, blue light and heritage.
For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk.