It was a ceremony fit for a King and certainly a #GMI office built for one as our site team picked up the Constructing Innovation Award at the Yorkshires.
On the eve of King Charles III’s coronation, GMI were celebrating after Andy Hurcomb, GMI’s Yorkshire MD, picked up the gong on behalf of the business.
There was only ever going to be one winner as GMI has constructed one of the most stunning refurbishments in the North of England with it’s take on a modern-day looking office – completely changing the complexion of an old building that was in desperate need of renovation.
More than £300,000 was raised for charity as the best of Yorkshire’s commercial real estate industry was celebrated at a glittering awards event.
The night proved to be a double celebration for GMI after Yorkshire Children’s Charity put cash raised from its The Yorkshires Commercial Real Estate Awards 2023 towards its Great Yorkshire Build initiative, led by GMI, to transform Special Educational Needs schools in the region.
The last year’s efforts have been focused on Brooklands School in Skipton which has seen its Early Years classrooms renovated, a new sensory room created, a rebound therapy facility built, and its external bike track transformed.
GMI Project Manager, Steve Dwan, has been steering the build in Skipton and GMI will host another people focussed event of our own in the next few weeks as the final touches are completed.
Charlotte Farrington, CEO, Yorkshire Children’s Charity, said: “The Yorkshires. Commercial Real Estate Awards is always one of our favourite events. We’re consistently amazed by the ongoing generosity and support of the Yorkshire property sector, who are a great friend to the charity. It’s only fitting then that we celebrate all the wonderful things the industry achieves. The event is particularly important to us because 100 per cent of the money raised on the night goes towards The Great Yorkshire Build initiative. This programme is incredibly close to our hearts and is truly unique. It brings together the property sector and third sector in a one-of-a-kind partnership to transform Special Educational Needs and Disabilities school provisions. These schools are crying out for help, and we’ve seen first-hand how The Great Yorkshire Build can genuinely change lives.”
Andy Hurcomb added: “GMI is delighted to pick up this award and that is down to the staff in Yorkshire and the site team that have got a very challenging build over the line. We have transformed the building and it’s no surprise to us why this is capturing the imagination of business goers in the city. It’s become a stellar office space in Leeds and a building that every business wants to be in. We’re proud of the team and what has been achieved at King Street.”
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