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GMI shares prosperity and levelling up benefits with supply chain

GMI shares prosperity and levelling up benefits with supply chain

#levellingup has never sounded better for Hebburn-based Castle Building Services, after #GMINorthEast awarded them a £3.5 million contract at Washington-based Hillthorn Business Park.

GMI was at it again as our #levellingup campaign took the company further North and into the North East with a key supply chain partner, where we are delivering a building which has sustainability at the very core of the project.

The business park will comprise of 11operationally net-zero carbon units, with 579,400ft2 of lettable space for industrial, storage and distribution businesses, supporting Wearside’s economic growth and creating 1,600 jobs for the local community.

Castle Building Services was appointed onto the contract by GMI and is carrying out the full mechanical and electrical works and fitting all roof areas with photovoltaic panels.

With a headcount of 134 and offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Teesside and Leeds, Castle Building Services, which last year recorded a £30 million turnover, is one of the UK’s leading providers of building services, offering a wide range of high-quality engineering and contracting services covering all aspects of building, mechanical, public health, renewable and electrical engineering.

Hebburn-based Castle Building Services, has won a £3.5 million contract at Washington-based Hillthorn Business Park.

Managing director at Castle Building Services, Andrew Dawson, said: “We are supplying the full mechanical services to Hillthorn Business Park as well as the incoming utility services to each building.

The roof areas will be fitted with around 6,000sq metres of photovoltaic panels which will capture solar energy and convert it into electricity, generating energy that will allow the building’s occupants to reduce their energy costs and achieve Net Zero Carbon for each building, achieving EPC ratings of A+(Zero) or better.

Along with photovoltaic panels being installed across the park, each building is provided with high efficiency LED lighting throughout the warehouse areas and offices. The latter are fitted out with high efficiency heat pump air conditioning and heat recovery ventilation units providing filtered fresh air throughout that has recovered heat from the air being rejected from each space.

‘Low Flow’ sanitary appliances are being utilised throughout to minimise water consumption and electronic vehicle charging points are being installed across the estate to encourage occupiers to use electronic vehicles.

“This is a project that will enhance the local area, providing local people with quality jobs. We are proud to play our part in what is a truly innovative and environmentally friendly project.”

Gary Oates, GMI Construction Group’s North East operations director, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Castle Building Services to the delivery team. The contract is part of GMI’s commitment to supporting local jobs and ensuring the economic benefits of the project remain within the area whenever possible.”