NW Construction wins public realm project

A Sutton-in-Ashfield business has won a £398K contract to transform the historic town centre of Bolsover.

The team at NM (North Midland) Construction Plc will start work this summer to give the Derbyshire town an attractive new look and feel, in keeping with its rich heritage.

“We’re delighted to welcome NM Construction on board and we’re now looking forward to seeing the transformation take place,” said Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Alan Tomlinson.

“In Bolsover we have the huge advantage of the popular Bolsover Castle as a tourist destination,” he said.  “To benefit from this we need to create a ‘public realm’ that shows off to those visitors what the town itself has to offer.”

“We believe NM has the experience and capability to help us achieve this.”

The improvements will include natural stone planters, a lighting scheme, stone bollards around the cenotaph, stone and oak benching, and electric points to power a significant programme of events planned for Bolsover in 2014 and beyond.

The public realm will be complete by 3 November, ready for Remembrance Sunday and the Commemorative Anniversary of WW1.

The public realm is funded by European funding, plus match funding from High Street Innovation Funding, Bolsover District Council and Old Bolsover Town Council.

A ‘town team’ which includes representatives from Bolsover District Council, Old Bolsover Town Council, stakeholders and businesses, is leading the project.

Six companies submitted a tender and points were awarded for price, quality, suitable materials and added value.

For more information about Discover Bolsover, visit www.discoverbolsover.co.uk , email info@discoverbolsover.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @alloverbolsover or like our Discover Bolsover facebook page.

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