GMI Construction wins contract to build production warehouse in UK

WCN Editorial Team 3 Jun 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Construction engineering firm GMI Construction has secured a contract from The Symphony Group for the development of a production warehouse facility at its headquarters in Barnsley, the UK.

The 332,626ft2 facility will include enhanced FM1 floor slabs. It will be built beside Symphony’s existing production plant and have a harmonious design that looks same as the existing building.

Designed by architect Garnett Netherwood, the production warehouse will provide increased storage and production capacity along with space for key equipment to enable the company to meet its growth plans.

Construction work on the facility is estimated to take nearly 38 weeks and is expected to be fully operational later the same year.

GMI divisional managing director Lee Powell said: “We are very pleased to have been instructed by Symphony Group to construct this important new production plant and warehouse to enable their next phase of expansion.

“GMI is well known for its work and credentials in the production and warehouse sector and we look forward to working with Symphony and the full project team to deliver this building on time/budget.”

Last month, GMI Construction secured a £40m project to construct a new 604-bed purpose-built student accommodation scheme in Leeds, the UK.

As part of the project, GMI will serve as the main contractor and will be responsible for the construction of the new 15-storey scheme on Carlton Hill.

A 239-bed student accommodation block, which is 20-year-old, will be demolished to construct the new building which will focus on environment to support student’s mental health and well-being.

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Rendering of the new production warehouse facility in Barnsley, the UK. Credit: GMI Construction.

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