Record breaking year for construction group

GMI Construction Group has secured projects valued at more than £95m across Yorkshire, the North West and the Midlands.

The projects awarded to GMI by a combination of new and existing clients come from across a range of high profile industrial/warehouse, retail, office and hotel scheme developments which include:

Plot A, Goole 36, which is a new 238,710 sq ft warehouse/industrial unit for customer Tritax Symmetry pre-let to Croda Europe.

Hampton by Hilton York, a new 143-bedroom hotel in York City Centre awarded by Avantis Hotels and with a value of £25m.

Park Lane, Leeds, a 188-bed student accommodation scheme for Waypoint with a project value of £20m.

The schemes outside Yorkshire include Kirkby Retail Development, a 94,000 sq ft retail park development featuring a new 42,000 sq ft Morrisons Store and Petrol Station for St Modwen.

There is also Booths Park, Knutsford, a two-storey 70,676 sq ft office building development for Bruntwood in Cheshire with the end occupier being Portswigger Web Security.

And GMI has secured the contract for Harrier Park, Hucknall. This is a new 195,840 sq ft UK headquarters for RM Educational Resources on behalf of Muse Developments and Rolls-Royce within a 70-acre mixed use site.

Andy Bruce, GMI’s group managing director, said: “2019 was a record-breaking year for GMI in all aspects but particularly in terms of new client wins, expansion into new sectors and the growth of our order book.

“To open things up in the same fashion so early into 2020 is a very encouraging sign, a solid endorsement of our credentials and a strong indication of further growth to come this year.

“It’s also very encouraging to see GMI securing such high-quality repeat business from several of its most valued and long-standing customers together with picking up new project instructions from new customers including some of the market’s biggest operators.

“We will continue to strengthen our offering in the sectors we are strongest in together with our unswerving commitment to the highest levels of customer service, quality and innovation.

“Our expanding divisional operations in the Midlands, North West, Yorkshire and the North East continue to reap strong rewards and fully justify our commitments to grow our capacity in those areas in the face of strong demand.”