GPL Construction Services Ltd has been established for over 24 years. During this time, GPL has established and maintained strong relationships with an impressive portfolio of blue-chip and high-profile clients.
GPL Consultancy (CI) Ltd is a subsidiary of GPL Construction Services Ltd which has been established and operating in the UK since 1996. For larger projects, GPL works in association with Castle Hayes Pursey LLP (CHP).
We are an experienced construction consultancy specialising in project viability, procurement, financial control, and cost assurance across many sectors of the construction industry and on projects as diverse as the industry itself.
Our personnel are highly experienced qualified individuals offering technical expertise to support projects from inception, design, and construction through to post-implementation.
Our staff have experience of working in the UK, overseas and in the Channel Islands on diverse projects such as constructing power plants in Libya, a Gary Player golf course in Bintan, Indonesia and closer to home by providing specialist services in the construction of Sir Charles Frossard House, the new States Works headquarters, Admiral Park and the refurbishment of hotels in Sark.
The GPL group of companies are acknowledged as being receptive to the needs of our clients and will work collaboratively to challenge conventional thinking to deliver optimum value and mitigate commercial and financial risk.
GPL offer a full range of commercial functions utilising our expertise and we pride ourselves in being able to deliver complete satisfaction to our clients in whatever service we are commissioned to provide. Some of our key service offerings include:
Assessing the financial viability of a project's basic outline cost and return.
Outlining and detailing cost plans updated as work proceeds to achieve cost certainty for the client.
Reducing costs by identifying cheaper alternatives to achieve cost certainty whilst trying to maintain quality.
Producing detailed Bill of Quantities following SMM7 or basic pricing documents used for competitive tendering to let a lump sum fixed price contract.
Analysing bids and producing summary reports.
Enabling clients to budget and manage borrowing and spending on projects.
Managing the procurement process including drafting and executing contracts and updating cost plans.
Commercial management of contracts after award including change order monitoring and control.
Producing O&M manuals in line with the latest requirements.
Finalising and agreeing clients’ accounts with Contractors and Subcontractors on projects.
In conjunction with specialist lawyers, managing the dispute process should it arise and if necessary act on behalf of the respondent or referee should an adjudication ensue.
We have an excellent understanding of the “planning of projects” in a live environment and our plans and programmes provide our team with a clear and concise management tool to ensure project success.
GPL has provided professional services and support on a variety of well-known construction projects some of which are noted below. Other notable projects include the O2 Arena London, BBC New Media Centre at White City London, Princess Hay Shopping Centre in Exeter, and The Gilbert Collection located at Somerset House London.
GPL staff have experience of working in the Channel Islands having been involved in the construction project to build Sir Charles Frossard House, The Bordage office complex, Admiral Park, The States Works Department, and “The Hanger Project” for a private client. Additionally, we have offered commercial advice to Sark Estate Management on several projects in Sark.
Some examples of our completed projects are detailed below:
Termimal 3 Hold Baggage Screening installation. £32m
MDR (Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction) Building refurbishment. £8m
Bank of England HORP Phase 1 and 2. £36m
London Development Project. £18m
GPL are currently working on a number of live projects and have multiple projects in the pipeline for 2021 in the Channel Islands and UK respectively. Two of our live projects are detailed below:
Shoreline is a full Redevelopment of a large detached house in Castell, Guernsey. We are providing PQS and Planning services on this project. Estimated value is £1.5million.
This Private House project consists of a number of extensions to an existing property, including a pool house to the rear. We are providing PQS and Planning services on this project. Estimated value is £1.5million.
GPL has established and maintains strong relationships with an impressive portfolio of blue-chip and high-profile clients that include Sir Robert McAlpine, Wates, Balfour Beatty, ISG, and Mace amongst others.
You may have the pleasure of interacting with a number of staff within our organisation.
Below are the key personnel within the business.
GPL cares about the way we do business as we are always seeking to identify opportunities to interact with and support local communities and charities to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We strongly believe in giving something back and have incorporated a CSR strategy into our Operating Model that reflects this commitment.
The GPL companies currently support several community initiatives, by way of example: Project Porchlight (registered charity 267116) the leading charity in Kent supporting the homeless and vulnerable, and Project Tallinding (registered charity 1124143) providing education and school meals in Serrkunda, Gambia to underprivileged children.
We are committed to creating a working environment that values, encourages, and supports our staff to achieve their full potential, ensuring we attract and retain a highly motivated professional workforce.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.