Sectors

Commercial & Industrial

GSS offers a full range of services within the commercial and industrial sector with previous projects ranging from the delivery of offices through to retail parks and full industrial facilities.

While often engaged as Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyors on these schemes, we can also bring added value by drawing on our other areas of expertise to assist clients with financial appraisals of the options available to them and ensure that they are in a position to make informed decisions.

Sport, Leisure & Community

GSS has a wide range of expertise in the sport, leisure and community sectors, having delivered projects ranging from multi million pounds sports and social buildings to hotel restoration, sports halls, all-weather pitches, social hubs, concert venues and community facilities.

Education

Education is a key sector for GSS and, as a result, we have delivered multiple millions of pounds worth of projects in this sector, ranging through all types of establishments from Schools through to Further and Higher Education Institutions. The type of projects we have delivered vary greatly from smaller refurbishments up to the development and delivery of new build masterplans, which have transformed campuses, student experiences and the environments in which they are located.

We have delivered a number of projects that are highly regarded, and our Project Management and Cost Management experience is second to none. We believe that our role should extend beyond standard cost management, and should include developing an understanding of the strategic objectives of the institution and the individual business case of each and every project. We invest considerable time with our clients to ensure that we understand their key drivers, and utilise our expertise from other sectors.

Residential

We provide professional advice to a large number of local authorities, registered providers and developers, assisting them with the development of private, affordable and rental residential schemes, as well as large one-off speculative schemes for private clients.

Through our combined experience and expertise in the residential sector we also have an excellent understanding of the funding streams that are available, and have delivered many projects that have been funded through the Homes and Communities Agency.

In addition, GSS also has acquired many years of experience in the Higher Education Student Residences sector and we provide our clients with robust, full cost management services, as well as project managing the entire scheme from feasibility through to post completion. This is reinforced by the many schemes we have undertaken for Oxford Brookes University, The University of Northampton and Moulton College.

Our experience in this sector enables us to give both strategic and delivery advice, and to become a significant part of the overall success of the delivery of projects time and time again.

Healthcare

Wide-ranging changes are currently underway to modernize the UK Health Service, and NHS Trusts are facing fundamental changes to the procurement and delivery of healthcare. We recognise that, in the changing environment of the NHS and the demographics of an ageing population, it will be necessary to be innovative in the way that healthcare is delivered. Trusts continue to focus on the delivery of high quality care, whilst also targeting operating efficiencies and responding to budget pressures, which, in many cases, is leading to the rationalisation of NHS Estates.

As well as working with Trusts and large organisations to deliver strategic healthcare and P21 projects over the past 20 years, GSS has also developed a pedigree and reputation for successfully delivering smaller scale, complex remodeling and estates rationalisation projects, particularly in live clinical environments. We can offer substantial healthcare experience and support through our teams, whose expertise and ability in all aspects of healthcare building is both current and relevant.

Heritage

We have significant experience of advising our clients of the costs associated with repairing, conserving, altering and adding to historic buildings of varying ages ranging from Medieval to twentieth century.

Projects vary from castles, churches, palaces, court houses, hospitals and schools to dwellings and changes of use.

We work with our clients to agree appropriate solutions to often complex requirements which almost all have to accommodate modern services and meet current living standards.

The works range from the very minimal, in the form of repairs to parts of the historic fabric, to multi million pound refurbishments with significant modern interventions.

Discussion with the various Conservation bodies is a key part of the process and we have experience of dealing with many different authorities. Our Cost and Project Management services start with feasibility discussions and finish with completion of the construction work and beyond.