GMI Construction wins contract to build new office building in UK

WCN Editorial Team 24 Nov 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

GMI Construction Group has secured a contract from Muse Developments for the construction of a new purpose-built job centre for the Department for Work and Pensions in South Shields, UK.

Under the terms of the contract, the company will be responsible for the construction of a new 12,000ft2 office building that will serve as the town’s new relocated Jobcentre Plus.

The new development, which was approved by South Tyneside Council, will feature as part of the wider repurposing of South Shields town centre.

The current branch located in Barrington Street will be moved to the new centre on Mile End Road.

Additionally, the building will be constructed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very good’ rating.

Construction on the project is expected to commence later this year and is estimated to be completed in 12 months.

GMI Construction divisional managing director Lee Powell said: “We are pleased to have been awarded this important new build contract by Muse Developments and to continue GMI’s successful partnership and affinity with them.

“This project complements our portfolio of completed public sector office buildings including the successful delivery of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s 200,000 sq ft state of the art civic centre and offices, as well as the award-winning 33 Wellington Street office building in Leeds for our client Lancashire County Council, a building that is more noticeable as law firm Walker Morris’ headquarters.

“We look forward to delivering the project on time and on budget and working with the full project team.”

Earlier this month, GMI has been appointed as the contractor for developer Peel L&P’s £7.7m business hub at Wirral Waters regeneration project.

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Rendering of the new purpose-built job centre for the Department for Work and Pensions. (Credit: GMI Construction.)  

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