Contractor J Tomlinson has been appointed on the second phase of major regeneration in West Midlands.

Earlier this year the Nottingham-based company began work on phase one constructing 11 new industrial units at St. Modwen’s Albion Gateway project at Burton-upon-Trent. These are due to be completed in November.

Now the firm has been appointed to build a further seven new industrial premises as part of the second phase of the 10-acre, mixed-use development which is replacing part of the former Pirelli tyre factory with a mixture of warehouse, trade counter, industrial units, restaurants, a public house and a hotel.

Construction managing director at J Tomlinson Martin Gallagher said: “There were strong levels of interest in the first phase of this high-profile development and we are very pleased to have now been appointed to build the second phase of the Albion Gateway scheme.

“This is the latest in a number of regeneration projects that J Tomlinson has worked on and is great news for the East Staffordshire economy, as well as for us as a company.”

The contracts have supported additional job opportunities at J Tomlinson. The scheme is also providing work for local subcontractors and suppliers as both phases of the project are carried out.

Phase one and two will bring almost 60,000 sq ft of new business and industrial premises to the market.

Located on the main arterial route to the north east of Burton-on-Trent’s town centre, the scheme benefits from its close proximity to major transport links, including the A38 and A50. St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is investing in the local road infrastructure, which will include two new dedicated junctions to the scheme as well as local highway improvements on the Derby Road.