A BUILDING firm working on several schemes across Kirklees has landed contracts for work across the Pennines.
GMI Construction, which is main contractor on the Kirklees College scheme at Chapel Hill in Huddersfield, has been awarded consecutive refurbishment contracts by Town Centre Securities at the prestigious Urban Exchange development in Manchester.
The most recent contracts call on GMI as the main contractor to complete refurbishment works to two 19,500sq ft retail units for Marks and Spencer and Pure Gym.
Urban Exchange is a 120,000sq ft retail scheme within the Piccadilly Basin mixed-use development in Manchester city centre.
Marks and Spencer and Pure Gym are the latest tenants to join the scheme which is already occupied by food retailer Aldi and Go Outdoors, the UK’s largest outdoor retailer.
The works comprise ripping out all existing components in the shell to fully refurbish with new walls, floors and facade alterations.
A new main entrance will feature automatic doors with a glazed tint to match the existing units.
The finished Marks and Spencer Outlet will also meet the brand’s standards with signage erected in their corporate style.
Underground drainage will also be provided for the Pure Gym unit to accommodate new showers and changing facilities.
GMI had previously undertaken the alteration works on the same site to convert the 17,000sq ft former ILVA store for Aldi, as well as constructing new shells to ground and first floor areas covering a total of 55,000sq ft for Go Outdoors, allowing them to showcase 47,000 of their products.
GMI Construction, which was formed in 1986, is also working on the Spindlegate mixed-use development at Leeds Road in Huddersfield and has designed and built a new factory for textile machinery firm Sellers Engineers at the town’s Trident Business Park.