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J Tomlinson project named a finalist in East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2020

March 10, 2020

Construction, refurbishment and maintenance provider, J Tomlinson, is flying high after Airfield Business Park in Leicestershire has been shortlisted in the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards.

The company recently completed the business park outside Market Harborough on behalf of client Leicestershire County Council.

As part of the project, J Tomlinson commissioned and installed 692 solar panels on the high-spec steel frame industrial units, supporting the Council’s ongoing commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Passive infrared sensor (PIR) LED motion lighting was also installed across each unit, as well as energy-efficient, thermostat-controlled electric heaters.

It is estimated that the energy-saving measures implemented within the scheme will save 79 tonnes of CO2 emissions in year one – the equivalent of a car travelling 238,279 miles.

In addition, by keeping waste materials on site and redistributing them over lower areas, the project saved more than 170 HGV movements. As well as reducing the project’s carbon footprint, this approach will save the Council money on materials for future stages of development on site.

Now the business park, which houses units ranging from 1,570 to 33,360 sq ft, has been named as a finalist in the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2020.

Chief executive of Nottingham-based J Tomlinson, Mark Davis, said: “This is fantastic news for us and our client, although it’s the environment that’s been the true winner. J Tomlinson prides itself on working in partnership with our clients – helping our clients reduce their energy bills, minimise their carbon footprint and meet sustainability targetsand we were delighted to have partnered with Leicestershire County Council to create Airfield Business Park. The scheme included a range of energy-saving measures and we’re so pleased that this has been recognised with a shortlisting in the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards, helping to highlight the part that the we can play in reducing our environmental impact.”

The scheme has been shortlisted for the Regional Large Scale Project of the Year Award, which ‘recognises the efforts of all those involved locally in delivering a successful large scale energy saving project, while maintaining excellent customer service that demonstrates a high standard of quality workmanship throughout the project.’

This success for J Tomlinson follows on from the company winning two regional and one national Energy Efficiency Awards last year, including the Renewable Heat Project of the Year Award at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2019, alongside client Bromford Housing, supplier Vaillant and funding provider, Area Eco. The ground source heat pump installation scheme is helping Bromford residents living in a sheltered scheme in Solihull save up to 40% on their heating bills.

Airfield Business Park, which is expected to create more than 200 jobs in the local area, was handed over to Leicestershire County Council by J Tomlinson at the end of 2019, with six of the 12 units already reserved by prospective tenants. The scheme was completed within budget, aided by value engineering during tender stage.

Now the team is looking forward to the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony, which takes place on Thursday 12th March at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport.

J Tomlinson, which has its headquarters at Beeston near Nottingham and regional offices in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, Canwell in the West Midlands, Wakefield in Yorkshire, Newton-le-Willows in Merseyside, and Billingham, near Middlesbrough, is sponsoring the Regional Housing Association of the Year award at the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2020. The award ‘rewards one exceptional Housing Association or Landlord that has shown a true commitment energy efficiency within their region’. Shortlisted in the category are Nottingham City Homes, Stonewater, Derwent Living and emh homes.

J Tomlinson, which provides a range of integrated building solutions including repairs and maintenance, renewable energy, facilities management, construction, refurbishment and engineering services, operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire, North East and North West England, and works across all major sectors, including social housing, healthcare, senior living, commercial, industrial, retail, education and student accommodation.

Its expertise in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions stretches through the whole lifecycle of a project including concept installations, long-term planned maintenance, preventative maintenance, and emergency repairs. The company’s schemes include air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solar PV and LED lighting.

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk

J Tomlinson, which was founded in the 1950s, works primarily across the West Midlands, East Midlands and Yorkshire, supported by a network of offices and depots.

The company provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management, and works across all major sectors, including healthcare, social housing, student accommodation, commercial and industrial.

Form more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk.

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