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Nicol Thomas is an innovative company providing architectural, masterplanning, quantity surveying, project and cost management, building surveying and CDM planning coordinator services. Our clients are from the public and private sectors and our projects range from feasibility studies to full services on large multi-million pound mixed use developments.

The majority of our work is for retained clients for whom we have, over the years, developed a good understanding of their needs and delivered projects to their satisfaction. We also continue to increase our portfolio with new clients where we look to build on our experience and success in many sectors and building types.

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Our sector experience includes :

Retirement villages and extra care / retirement facilities:  Numerous projects designed and project managed to completion for public and private sector clients ranging from 16 to 300 apartments.

Residential:  Projects within both social housing and private sectors for public sector, national house builder and private developer clients.

Retail:  Speciality shopping centres, retail parks and retail warehousing, supermarkets, restaurants, individual retail units and major town centre redevelopments.

Commercial and Industrial:  Speculative and bespoke office developments, high tech 'B1' offices and business parks, theme pubs, family diners and hotels.

Industrial facilities incorporating manufacturing, administrative, sales and ancillary accommodation. Also a range of warehouse facilities including high bay and chilled accommodation.

Education:  A range of new and refurbishment projects that include, nurseries, schools, vocational and further  education colleges, also a media education, performing and visual arts college and an academy for the building industry.

Health:  Numerous projects ranging from 60 bed nursing and dementia care homes, a drug and alcohol  rehabilitation unit to primary care and well being centres incorporating pharmacy, ECG, X-ray and physiotherapy facilities.

Public : Projects include an event control suite for West Midlands Police, council offices, community facilities, churches and a community sports pavilion.

Heritage and ConservationConversion and refurbishment of many grade II listed buildings including a former church to apartments and communal facilities, conversion of a former factory in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter to live/work units and the conversion of a former railway station to a casino.

Nicol Thomas use the latest technology in the preparation of the design, presentation and working drawings. We appreciate the need to present our schemes to a wide variety of clients, authorities and the public therefore we maximise the use of 3D visualisations and operate a  range of software to produce images from early massing  ideas to  photo real.

BIM – Building Information Management systems are being developed in both the Birmingham and Oldham offices and both have Autodesk REVIT workstations. Nicol Thomas is being guided by Wolverhampton University to implement BIM compliant procedures and already has live BIM projects underway.

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