GMI Construction commits to North West with new offices

L to R: Andy Bruce, Managing Director and Marc Banks, Commercial Director at GMI Construction. Photograph by Richard Walker /

GMI Construction Group has opened a new office in Manchester city centre following significant growth in projects across the North-West region.

The Leeds established company, which expects to achieve a £100m turnover next year, has acquired premises at 75 Dale Street in the Piccadilly Basin area of Manchester city centre and has already created 15 permanent staff positions at the office.

The move follows continued success and a strong pipeline of projects in Manchester. Current contracts underway include the Dakota Deluxe hotel for Evans Property Group and Burlington House, a residential development for Belgravia Living Group, with a combined value of approximately £40m.

Andy Bruce, Managing Director at GMI Construction Group said, “We are pleased to announce our expansion with a physical presence in the North West. We operate cautiously and as a result have remained profitable for the 31 years that we have been established. However, our success in the region has been the result of long term investment and we now feel that the time is right to commit to a permanent base.”

GMI has already demonstrated success in the region over the last 5 years with projects including Burnley Bridge Business Park in East Lancashire, The Hatbox in Manchester City Centre and Jaguar Land Rover in Stockport.

Marc Banks, Commercial Director at GMI Construction Group is heading up the team in Manchester. He said, “I am delighted to take leadership of our Manchester office with a view to developing new and existing relationships and growing our portfolio of work in the region. It is exciting to be located in a developing area of the city where we can directly view progress of our own work of the Dakota Deluxe Hotel and Burlington House.”

Established in 1986, GMI Construction Group is a reputable building and construction services company offering expertise across all sectors including office, retail, leisure, industrial, residential, automotive, education and health. Whilst it has a nationwide portfolio, it remains particularly successful in Yorkshire and the North East. Current projects underway include the £450m phase two development at Thorpe Park Leeds and St James Retail Park in Sheffield. GMI Construction Group directly employs 80 people with 65 located at its Leeds headquarters which has also seen a recent £1m refurbishment.