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The best bits from GS Contracts 2021

2021 has been a busy year full of new opportunities, and with it swiftly coming to an end we wanted to share and celebrate some of our favourite projects and events along the way.

Throughout the year we have worked on some incredible fit-out projects encompassing  some impressive bespoke joinery work, manufactured by our in-house team. Take a look at some of the work we have provided within each quarter.

Quarter 1

We kicked off the first quarter of 2021 to a fantastic start, working with many new clients in various different sectors.

In early February, our team successfully helped bring a first-time shop owner’s vision to reality with men’s retail store, Seven Layer.

Seven Layer Retail Interior
Seven Layer
Acacia Green Room Interior
Acacia Training Offices
Maido Sushi Interior
Maido Sushi
Frescobaldi Interior

We later worked in partnership with Gaysha to provide another valued member of the MBH Corporation, Acacia Training, with a brand-new multi-zoned collaborative office space.

Undoubtedly, we have continued strongly in the hospitality sector, carrying out two impressive restaurant fit outs within the first quarter for Maido Sushi and Frescobaldi.

Q1 Joinery

Maido Sushi Interior
Seven Layer Retail Interior
Frescobaldi Interior

Quarter 2

Quarter 2 turned out to be a successful few months with many new concepts and ideas from new and existing clients.

In June we fitted our first ever HIIT Pilates studio for Tempo 301, a unique project we loved watching piece together for our client.

The second quarter also brought us another hospitality fit-out for Colicci located in Chiswick Park, a beautiful project delivered with help from the Article Design team.

Tempo 301 Interior
Tempo 301
Chiswick House Cafe Interior
Colicci Chiswick House Cafe

Located at 325 Upper Street, we successfully provided first-time beauty salon owner Mimi Gaston Kennedy with her very own Pre-Salons.

In June GS Contracts and the Gaysha team completed a luxury, high-end residential fit-out for a client in Sugar Quay, full of bespoke joinery items and overlooking beautiful cityscape views.

To wrap up the end of quarter two- we were lucky enough to fit out Ottolenghi’s latest venture deli in Marylebone.

Sugar Quay
Sugar Quay
Ottolenghi Marylebone Exterior
Ottolenghi Marylebone

Q2 Joinery

Chiswick House Cafe Interior
Ottolenghi Marylebone

Quarter 3

In Quarter 3, we had two new members join the GS Contracts team.

Steve joined us as an experienced Contracts Manager, managing the general running of live projects. Freddy also joined us as an apprentice in L2 Bench joinery in our workshop.

Gaysha delivered another commercial refurbishment project in Bloomsbury, directly next to the building refurbished back in 2020. Once again, we were able to supply and install the joinery and metalwork for this spectacular project.

New Team Member: Steve Curley
Joined the NAS

Towards the end of quarter 3, we fitted out our clients’ second premises, a Scandinavian wellness store & Café located in the Seven dials food market court.

We were also delighted to have joined the National Association of Shopfitters in September, the UK’s dedicated professional association for shopfitters, fit-out and interior contractors- and are so proud to have featured in their shopfitting excellence week 2021! We are looking forward to working with the association and its fellow members.

Gaysha Bloomsbury Residential Refurb
White Pine Interior
White Pine

Q3 Joinery

White Pine Bespoke Joinery

Quarter 4

Towards the end of the year, we were joined by Peter, another fantastic new team member who can be found in our estimating office.

Within the last quarter of the year, the team successfully delivered one of our continued clients with their third restaurant, El Norte. This Spanish restaurant and bar is certainly a spectacular project to wrap up 2021.

New Team Member: Peter Kelleher
El Norte

With the year drawing to a close, our team and subcontractors are currently on-site delivering a new wine bar in an affluent Kent town, a quirky David Bowie themed bar and recording studio. Ottolenghi’s newest branch in Chelsea, and a marketing suite in the heart of the City of London.

We look forward to sharing the success of these fantastic projects in the New Year

Q4 Joinery

El Norte Interior
El Norte Interior

Looking Forward into 2022

Despite an unsettling start to 2021 due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 virus, we progressed through the year very positively, getting multiple fantastic jobs over the line.

We want to thank all our clients, subcontractors, designers, and our incredible team for their continued support and hard work this past year.

We are looking forward to 2022 and what it holds, with many exciting new projects on the horizon.

Can our team help you? Give us a call or drop us a line and make our team your team.

Bespoke Joinery tailored to you

Who are we?

At GS Contracts, we pride ourselves on the high-quality manufacture and delivery of timeless bespoke joinery fixtures and fittings on all of our projects.

Unlike many other fit-out contractors in the same field, we offer all bespoke joinery for your project in-house. We love to promote this as it enables us to ensure the quality delivered is of an exceptional standard.

With over 20 years of experience, we have invested extensively in our 20,000sqft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to ensure exceptional quality on all projects big and small.

Ottolenghi Marylebone
Ottolenghi Marylebone
Chiswick House Cafe Interior
Colicci Chiswick House Café
Sugar Quay
Sugar Quay

What are the benefits of Bespoke Joinery?

Made to measure

One of the main reasons why bespoke joinery stands out over shop bought items is because it is all meticulously made to measure: allowing clients to maximise their space and streamline their efficiency.

Individuality & Personality

Working with bespoke joinery allows you to fully explore unique design ideas and plans. This creative freedom is a great way to showcase individuality and character throughout different joinery pieces.


Undoubtedly one of the main benefits of manufacturing bespoke joinery items is the guaranteed, long-lasting quality. We ensure the materials used are of exceptional quality and durability while our skilled team work to a high level of detail to provide a quality finish.

Functionality & Practicality

Incorporating bespoke joinery into your project will serve a functional purpose whilst also tying together your space visually and it will also last a lifetime.

Frescobaldi Joinery
Ristorante Frescobaldi London
Sugar Quay Bespoke Joinery
Sugar Quay
ROVI Ottolenghi Bespoke Joinery
ROVI Ottolenghi
White Pine Bespoke Joinery
White Pine Forest

What do we offer?

We are lucky to have built a reputation for manufacturing and installing luxury bespoke items on many of our fit-out projects over the last 25 years and have developed an efficient and structured delivery process from the initial manufacturing to delivery on site.

We can manufacture bespoke items either in support of a larger fit-out project or as individual stand-alone items.

Our in-house draughtsmen are responsible for producing the technical drawings for all joinery items. Once approved, the manufacturing process will begin, and products will be handed to the installation team on-site.

Zizzi Bespoke Joinery
Sugar Quay Bespoke Joinery
Sugar Quay

Our Team

Our manufacturing team is made up of skilled machinists, bench joiners and sprayers to provide quality bespoke joinery items for our valued clients. They have a wealth of knowledge working with a wide range of materials including solid surfaces, timber, metals, glass acrylics and plastics.

We combine modern techniques with more traditional bespoke methods of manufacture utilising the experience of our traditionally trained in-house joiners. Along with further training, opportunities, and apprenticeship schemes in place, we continually encourage the development and growth of our valued team.

Workshop Bespoke Joinery
Workshop Staff
Bespoke Joinery Staff

Our Promise

Designing, manufacturing, and installing the bespoke joinery on our projects gives us complete control over our supply chain and the quality of work we deliver.

We work closely with all clients to provide a smooth seamless process, meaning we’re always on hand to resolve any issues along the way. We love encouraging our clients to see their project in progress and documenting the development made along the way.

Can our team help you? Give us a call or drop us a line and make our team your team.