GMI adds £100m to Midlands Portfolio


Honor Wilson Head of Marketing & Communications

GMI Construction Group’s presence in the Midlands is gathering pace, having been awarded more than £100m in projects across the region in recent months.

Construction Director Gareth Jones and Divisional Managing Director Andy Bruce have overseen an impressive portfolio of work in the Midlands, which is going from strength-to-strength.

Projects, including the £30m Becketwell regeneration scheme in Derby, a 155,000 sq ft logistics warehouse for St. Modwen Logistics in Birmingham and a retail park in Tamworth boasting brands such as Lidl and B&M are just some of the lucrative contracts which GMI have penned within the last year.

The Becketwell development, the most significant project in Derby city centre since 2007, will see the completion of a #BuiltByGMI Build to Rent apartment block in 2023. GMI will also complete a bottling plant for a German client at Dove Valley, Foston by December, while work is well underway on a 102-unit residential project in the Jewellery Quarter, the regeneration of the former James Cond building for University College Birmingham and the development of a new student accommodation in Selly Oak.

Andy Bruce, Divisional Managing Director at GMI, said: “The Midlands is a big area with even bigger potential and, as we continue to invest in the region, it’s expected to become our largest UK division.

“As we further grow our pipeline of work in the Midlands, we will be collaborating with likeminded, forward-thinking organisations that align with our key purposes of sustainability and supporting the next generation of workers.

“It’s an exciting time for the Midlands and we’re committed to supporting the region to grow and thrive in the future, mirroring the ambitions of the Midlands Engine to create positive change.”

GMI currently has a project pipeline worth £570m, with a forecast turnover of £395m for 2022/23. Lee Powell, GMI CEO said the Midlands will be the company’s biggest region in the ‘fullness of time’ at last month’s Insider Media roundtable event, underlining GMI’s long-term intensions.