Featured Projects

G&J Seddon, 60 Bed Care Home, Cockermouth

Plant and labour only contract. Provision of all groundworks and civil engineering to construct 60 En-Suite Bed Care Home.

Works included excavation, site clearance, substructures, drainage - including tubosider tank installation, utilities, hard landscaping and formation of roadways and car parking.


Thomas Barnes, Police Headquarters, Carlisle

The works comprised the construction of the new Cumbria Constabulary Headquarters in Durranhill, Carlisle.

All major groundwork completed by GBS, including roads, drainage, car parking, service yards, landscaping.

The building mass is divided into three blocks and an atrium. The office accomodation is arranged in two blocks either side of the atrium which serves as the primary circulation around the building. The third element is single story and houses the stores and garages at the rear and wraps around the existing custody suite.


Barratt Homes, Oaklands View, Carlisle

This 10 year labour only contract consisted of all plotworks, including roads and sewers works, on the major housing developemtn of Oaklands View on behalf of Barratt Homes Manchester. The development led to the construction of approximately 500 new homes.

A range of houses were constructed from 2 bed semi detached homes to 5 bed detached, along with a selection of apartments.

GBS carried out works to foundations, floor slabs, plot drainage, services, external works - grading, flagging, soiling, and the construction of driveways and footpaths.

The contract when completed in 2005 was amongst the biggest housebuilding projects undertaken in Cumbria and was completed ahead of schedule. During construction the site management and its contracts received two NHBC Quality Awards and one Seal of Excellence Award.


Persimmon Homes, Willow Bank, Plumpton 

The project comprised all plotworks, including roads and sewers works, to housing development in the most desirable location of Plumpton, Penrith.

A range of houses were constructed on the picturesque site.

Extensive works were carried out to install external oil tanks on the development.


Balfour Beatty/Story, Washington School, Tyne & Wear

"Washington School is a bold architectural statement that embodies the Council's vision for transformational learning in the 21st century. The building embraces the surrounding landscape, its green roof is punctuated by a multitude of roof lights over triple height spaces. This new centre for learning acts as a beacon for the school, the community and the Council."

GBS officiated in project managing the development to bring it back to schedule and impending deadline for sectional completion.

This included carrying out internal and external works and stewarding other workers on site in maintaining work flow.


Persimmon Homes/Environment Agency, Denton Holme Waste Clean Up

Part of GBS' expansion into environmental projects, in particular clean up.

Major clean up of pigeon waste and construction of pigeon deterrents on Denton Holme Mill roof.

The development was refurbished and turened into modern living space some years ago by the client Persimmon Homes. The roof area had become home to many pigeons which were roosting on the roof area, and subsequently creating a waste hazard. Unknown to many, pigeon waste creates 'zoonoses' which can cause flu-like symptoms in humands - hence clearing up pigeon waste must be done methodically.

Due to GBS' recent expansion and qualifications gained, the contract was undertaken. This meant in depth site risk assessments and ongoing dynamic risk assessments throughout the job.