Completed over several phases the new facility was opened by Global Vice President of Research & Development. Providing a world class environment for breakthrough innovations (£4.3 million)
Unilever R & D Facility
Founded in 1822 Joshua Tetley of Leeds brewery became a city landmark. A takeover by Carlsberg resulted in our involvement in total site refurbishment of the 6 storey office block, telesales and listed Art Deco headquarters over a 2 year phase programme (£3.2 million)
Following their company growth and acquisitions, Elida Gibbs provided an opportunity to showcase our turnkey approach and expertise expanding their aerosol production facility in Leeds to become the largest in Europe. This included new manufacturing buildings, LPG storage facilities and infrastructure. (£2.8 million)
The decline of fuel pump attendants gave rise to self service machines, 24 hour opening and shopping. Tomlinsons built some of the largest Shell petrol stations in its growing portfolio as well as many others.
Certificate of Incorporation 1952
The new central bus station of Leeds Corporation was built by Tomlinsons and was opened on 31st August by the Lord Mayor. We can also see the construction of Quarry Hill Flats – the largest social housing scheme in the country at the time.
Central Bus Station
About 1000 new public houses were built in the 1920’s, over 2000 from 1935 – 39 often in distinctive styles. Here are just 2 of many, built by Tomlinson in 1934, The New Inn still stands today and enjoys listed building status for its art deco style interior and exterior.
Leeds Headrow 1900's
James Tomlinson starts the business in Leeds, West Yorkshire in 1850. Five generations later the business is still trading strongly.