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At Thomas Armstrong we are take pride in the work we undertake every day. This section highlights the work we successfully complete as well as recognising our achievements, awards and community work. Click on the 'Read More' link to view and read the article in full.

March 28, 2022
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£100.00 donated to St Michael's Nursery & Infant School

Earlier this week, our Group HR Manager Tracey Emerson-Jewkes, dropped off a cheque for £100.00 to Allison Smith, Pastoral Care Lead at St Michael’s Nursery and Infant School in Workington in support of their ambition to provide Easter eggs for all 64 of the children who attend the School. £25.00 each was donated from Thomas Armstrong Companies – Holdings, Construction, Timber & Aggregates). We hope the children have a lovely Easter and they enjoy their eggs.

February 25, 2022
Certificate of Commendation

Congratulations to our Civil Engineering & Highways team who attended the ICE Awards on Friday 25th February at the Leeds Marriott Hotel and were awarded with a Certificate of Commendation for the restoration of Broughton Bridge. The ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards recognise the benefits that our civil engineers bring to communities across the region

November 24, 2021
In the News: Bus station regeneration wins Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) North West Awards for Planning Excellence

The Whitehaven Bus Station project by Copeland Borough Council has been unveiled as this year’s winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) North West Awards for Planning Excellence.


The £6.5m regeneration project overhauled Whitehaven’s historic gateway art-deco bus station into Cumbria’s flagship digital and Creative hub. Comprising of managed workspace, artisan food & beverage offerings as well as flexible workspace, the multi-use bus station aims to reflect the post-Covid evolving world of office space.


The development brings city-style start-up space to the coast of Cumbria with 24-hour access, digital and prototyping suites and co-located business support services. Together, they deliver a development that will be instrumental in meeting west Cumbria’s biggest challenge: economic diversification for job security and creation.


The RTPI North West Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate examples of how planning and planners make a positive impact on our quality of life, creating exceptional places to live, play and work whilst protecting our environment.


RTPI North West Lead Judge, Steve Thompson, commented: “The judges felt that the Whitehaven Bus Station redevelopment is an exemplary project that has been planning-led and which has been completed to a high standard despite a number of challenges."


It has clearly been designed to meet the needs of the local community and has been delivered through an effective and successful partnership."


The development shows what can be achieved with strong local leadership, community support, the right development and funding partners, and critically the involvement of planners at all stages.


Excellence in Planning for Heritage & Culture

Winner - Bus Station, Whitehaven, submitted by Copeland Borough Council


Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy

Winner – Bus Station, Whitehaven, submitted by Copeland Borough Council


Overall Winner

Bus Station, Whitehaven, submitted by Copeland Borough Council


To read the article in full, click here.

Source: RTPI website

November 23, 2021
Southey Court Project in Keswick wins NCLT Beautiful Community Led Homes Award

Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd are proud to announce that a recent project with Keswick Community Housing Trust (KCHT) has won an award at the National Community Land Trust Awards.

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) is an umbrella organisation for all community housing trusts in England and Wales. It gives ordinary people the means to steward land for local wellbeing, developing and manage homes and other assets important to their local community.

The Community Land Trust Awards 2021, held on on the 20th November, are designed to celebrate and recognise individuals and schemes who go above and beyond. One of the categories at the Awards was the Beautiful Community Led Homes which was open to communities who had designed and built homes that fit right into their place. Keswick Community Housing Trust’s Southey Court development project was chosen as the winner of this prestigious award.

Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd undertook the construction of three three-bed and one two-bed houses, where they had re-used the stones from the old church hall building in the exterior wall of the end house.

Jonathan Tibbitts, Deputy Managing Director of Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd commented: “We are very proud to be involved in this local and rewarding project. We look forward to seeing what project Keswick Community Housing Trust undertakes next.”

The Keswick Community Housing Trust’s was established in 2009 to provide affordable housing for working people and families in Keswick. Work began back in October 2019, but due to unforeseen delays and COVID-19 restrictions the work was finally completed in the Spring of this year. The development was officially opened as part of a ceremony on the 14th July 2021 to celebrate the journey and Keswick Community Housing Trust’s fourth project success.

Southey Court was made possible by Keswick Methodist Church providing KCHT with their old church hall at an affordable price that enabled the Trust to create a small development of four affordable properties for rent on the site.

November 22, 2021
Joiner retires after 47 years in service

Today we said goodbye to John Mandale who retires from the company after 47 years’ service.  John has spent his time with us working as a Joiner on our project sites.

John was presented by Planning & Resources Manager David Taylor with a card, cheque from the company and collection from his friends and colleagues. It was fascinating to hear John speak passionately about this bee keeping hobby which he will now have more time to enjoy.

He also plans to do a bit more fishing. Enjoy John, we wish you a long and happy retirement and thank you for your dedicated service to the company.