Works underway on £10m manufacturing facility in Mansfield

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson is progressing with the construction of a light manufacturing facility on Hamilton Way, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield.

The £10m scheme will see the build of a new single-storey facility and basement space for a UK leading multi-sector manufacturer based in the East Midlands.

The 80,000 sq. ft production facility, which is due for completion in early 2022, will comprise of a ground floor with workshop and office space including staff facilities, and a basement level for storage.

The new building will be cladded and feature composite insulation panels to the walls and roof and adjacent will be an external service yard with two artic loading bays and car parking spaces over three levels for 139 cars. Previously allocated as Employment Land, the steel frame of the build is now complete. Works are progressing with brickwork, roofing and wall cladding, which will be followed by the construction of ground bearing and suspended floor slabs, and the installation of fire protection and first fix M&E services.

G F Tomlinson is working alongside project manager and principal designer Jackson Design Associates and Webb Gray Architects – both firms the contractor has worked with previously on office and industrial projects in Mansfield and Lichfield.

Andy Sewards, managing director of G F Tomlinson, said: “Mansfield continues to attract major players in the industrial and manufacturing sector and we are pleased to be working with a new client on a scheme of such scale.

“This facility will provide sizable and contemporary manufacturing and office space and the new building has been designed for the future expansion of our client’s production capabilities.

“We are proud to be working with Jackson Design Associates and Webb Gray Architects again to deliver this impressive scheme.”

G F Tomlinson will also be carrying out £3m M&E works as part of the project.

David Grieves, project manager at Jackson Design Associates, said: “We first discussed the project with the client towards the end of 2018. It’s fantastic to now see the project taking shape so quickly, particularly given the challenges we have all endured over the last 18 months. The team have had to overcome many hurdles, Covid-19 being just one, to get us here today.

“The development is a great example of local businesses coming together to deliver a project which will enable a valued client to expand and grow. The expansion of this facility increases the client’s capabilities in the market and provides job opportunities to benefit the community.

“G F Tomlinson has done a remarkable job in managing the risk of Covid-19 and continue to adopt the precautions required to ensure a safe and controlled site is maintained. Whilst controlling the Health & Safety aspect, the project continues to progress safely, at speed and in a professional manner.”

G F Tomlinson, which has offices in Derbyshire and Birmingham, has many years of experience across multiple sectors including industrial, education, retail, healthcare, leisure, commercial and residential.