Contractor J Tomlinson is on target to develop a £5.2m business park in Market Harborough which will create more than 200 jobs, while boosting business and employment opportunities in the town and the local economy.

The steel frames for the units are now up at Airfield Business Park, close to the A6, for the Leicestershire County Council project.

“I’m delighted with the progress of this venture so far,” said Byron Rhodes, deputy leader of the County Council. “This will have a positive impact on the town, which is one of our top priorities, as well as boost the local economy and create jobs.

“Investing in property enables us to generate extra income which we can then plough back into frontline services.”

Darroch Baker, construction managing director at J Tomlinson, said: “We are pleased to be making excellent progress on site, with steel frames having been erected over the last two months.

“We will continue to work in partnership with the council and their project team to ensure a high-quality finish in November, with occupants able to inhabit the new units in time for the Christmas period.”

The industrial and warehouse development is creating flexible units from 1,570 – 33,360 sq ft. Several companies have already shown an interest in renting the units, says the council.

Nottingham-based J Tomlinson, which was founded in the 1950s, provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management.

The company operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire, and has key offices at Beeston near Nottingham, Canwell in the West Midlands, Wakefield in South Yorkshire, Newton-le-Willows in Merseyside, and Billingham, near Stockton-on-Tees.

It works across all major sectors, including commercial, industrial, education, retail, student accommodation, healthcare, senior living and social housing.

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