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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.