Department for Work & Pensions


South Shields


Development Size


Project Duration

Relationship-building is key to GMI’s success.

Our collaboration with long-time customer Muse Developments to build a 12,000 sq. ft office for the Department of Work and Pensions, underlines this.

Valued at £3.2m, this project further demonstrates GMI’s intentions to bolster a strong presence in the North East, and is part of a wider regeneration project in South Shields town centre. Building for Frameworks is something for the now as well as the future as theirs is no doubt we can build an office. Not just an office, though, a #BuiltByGMI office. Done with care, precision and attention – both on time and on budget.

Working with leading architect The Harris Partnership, this sleek new purpose-built construction on Mile End Road will replace the previous Job Centre Plus located on Barrington Street.

It marks the first time that GMI and the DWP have worked together, further complimenting the company’s diverse portfolio of constructions across the country. We’re looking forward to seeing the relationship with the Government go from strength-to-strength, with more builds of this kind in the very much in the pipeline.




MUSE Form of Building Agreement


Muse Developments

Structural Engineer



The Harris Partnership

Quantity Surveyor

AA Projects

Andrew Fairest

Project Director at Muse Developments

"Completing the relocated Jobcentre safely, despite the challenges surrounding the pandemic, is testament to the hard work of our tenacious team and of course our partners."

"Its delivery is a key piece of the jigsaw, which will unlock the opportunity for us to bring forward future phases of the wider masterplan, driving further investment and opportunities to benefit the South Shields’ community."

"Working collaboratively and progressively with our partners at South Tyneside Council, we’ve been able to deliver our unique brand of repurposed regeneration at pace, delivering some truly statement and purposeful buildings to create a vibrant, inclusive and connected town that’s packed full of amenities."