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October 2014

EGMI Energy Management Webinar

In conjunction with our sustainability partner, Planet First, Phil Roberts, Operations Director for GMI Energy has recently participated in an on-line webinar explaining how he assisted GMI Construction to save over £70,000 in energy costs after adopting an energy management programme.

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October 2014

Twinkles White Rose Nursery opens

In September 2013 the doors were opened for the first time at Twinkles White Rose Nursery which has been constructed by GMI and with space for up to 90 children provides much needed childcare for both employees on site at the White Rose Office Park, and for families in the surrounding areas.

The Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Leeds officially declared the nursery open with Peppa Pig as an extra special visitor! Everyone loved meeting Peppa and showing her around the different rooms at the nursery.

When talking about the new nursery, business owner Jill Johnson said: “I am delighted with the new nursery at the White Rose Office Park, which has allowed us to design and build an extremely high quality facility for the children which includes an amazing garden area. The building encompasses many exciting features which enables safe, secure and fun development for each individual child.”

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October 2014

Construction of Milliners Wharf underway

GMI are due to start on site in Manchester City Centre to build 144 apartments in 2 separate buildings (1 x 9 storey & 1 x 8 storey) with a sky garden and undercroft parking plus a separate shell foodstore unit.

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July 2014

Merrion Centre enters the arena !

As GMI Construction enters the last phase of the works associated with the Merrion Centre, the car park becomes cladded in a temporary advertising netting allowing the refurbishment of the car park to compliment the Merrion Way retail refurbishment by Town Centre Securities.

The Merrion Centre car park also providing car park services for the Arena.

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June 2014

New M & S store in Harrogate complete

The redevelopment of a former car showroom site in Harrogate into an M&S Simply Food store has been completed.

The 32,000 sq ft development, on the former Nidd Vale Motors site at the junction of Hookstone Road, has been managed by St James Securities on behalf of Hornbeam Park Developments with GMI Construction Group as contractor.

The building exceeds regulations on energy loss requirements, with about three times the level of insulation found in the average house. The site has undergone a significant amount of remediation and Highways works on one of the busiest roads in Harrogate.

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April 2014

Confirmed as principal contractor

GMI Construction has been lined-up to build a new 10,000-seater stadium for Castleford Tigers Rugby League Club and retail park.

“We have had very positive conversations with some of the biggest names in UK retail and we expect to be able to make further announcements soon. “We estimate that around 2,000 jobs will be created at the site, along with another 680 during construction. Overall, the development will see around £135 million being invested into the local community.

Jarrod Best, Group Managing Director of GMI Construction said: “GMI Construction has extensive experience of building sports stadiums, including most recently the New York Stadium for Rotherham United Football Club. “GMI Construction has supported Lateral on a range of developments across the UK and we look forward to working again with the company on this excellent local project.”

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April 2014

GMI to deliver JLR in Stockport

GMI construction have been appointed to construct a new Jaguar Landrover dealership in Stockport for the Sytner Group

The new Guy Salmon showroom will replace it existing premises and open in January 2015. The new two storey building will include a roof deck carpark.

The £7.5 million building will be one of the first dealerships of its kind in the United Kingdom delivering the new Jaguar Landrover branding.

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April 2014

New Tesco and retail park for Immingham

Works have commenced on site to construct a new Tesco Food store and retail park in Immingham. Site preparation is already underway with the demolition of existing buildings.

The project is expected to be completed within 36 weeks. The new retail park will not only provide new shopping facilities to Immingham but welcomed job opportunities to the local community.

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April 2014

Evans Property Group appoint GMI Construction

Evans Property Group has appointed fellow Leeds-based firm GMI Construction to carry out the refurbishment of Capitol House.

GMI has been awarded a £2.8m contract to create 20,000 sq ft of office accommodation in the heart of Leeds city centre and work has now started on site.

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Jarrod Best

Group Managing Director

Jarrod joined GMI in 1993 at the age of 16 as a trainee Estimator / Quantity Surveyor and progressed his career through the business departments, which finally saw him become Managing Director of the Construction Division in 2005.

Jarrod now holds responsibility for all Group business activities and firmly believes that in order to be the best in your class, you have to be focused on constantly creating improvement, innovation and,  most importantly,  the Client. 

 
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Andy Bruce

Managing Director

Andy Bruce has recently joined GMI Construction as Managing Director. Andy is responsible for the day to day management of our construction business.

He has held similar roles with a number of other leading construction companies before joining GMI. Andy brings a wealth of expertise to our business, with over 30 years of construction experience.

 

 
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Nick Shepherd

Pre-Construction Director

Nick has over 20 years experience in construction, starting his career as a planner/design co-ordinator.  Nick joined GMI in 2010, and heads up our Pre Construction department, working closely with business development, estimating and construction teams to deliver value and innovation to our Client base.

 
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David Shann

Group Financial Director

Prior to joining GMI in 2004 David spent 10 years in the financial sector working with clients from a wide range of industries including property development, retail, manufacturing, distribution, education, and entertainment.

David was appointed Finance Director and Company Secretary of GMI Construction in 2005.In 2011, David was recognised for his outstanding achievements as he was honoured with the title of Young Finance Director of the Year Award at the 2011 Yorkshire Finance Director Awards.

In 2010, David became Group Financial Director responsible for all Group Business activities.

 
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Paul Whitaker

Commercial Director

Paul joined GMI as a trainee Quantity Surveyor and has worked for GMI Construction for over twenty years. Paul has gained extensive experience across all sectors of the industry.

He has a proven track record in delivering high value, complex projects and is committed to constant improvement and innovation to our Client service and committed to GMI Construction's high repeat business record.

 

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Andrew Kemp

Construction Director

Andy has over 40 years experience. Andy, a co founder of GMI has been with the business for its entire existence and has helped mould the company into what it is today.

His vast construction knowledge and expertise has seen constant delivery expectation and beyond on all projects throughout GMI Construction’s existence.

Whether adding value or problem solving, Andy and his team have continued to improve our construction delivery service and this is why we have a 82% Client repeat business. We continue to deliver high standards in Health and Safety delivering ROSPA Gold for the third year running and taking our Considerate Constructors scores beyond national average standards.

 
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Gary Peacock

Estimating Director

Gary has been with GMI Construction for over 25 years and has extensive experience of both public and private sectors with procurement routes including 2 stage tenders, traditional and design and build.

Gary is committed to delivering pro-active solutions to risk mitigation, value creation and problem solving.

 

 
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