About Us

Quality

High quality service is driven by motivated professional staff using the most appropriate systems.

At GCL we understand that recruiting experienced people is only half the challenge, continuous training and clear target setting ensure each individual realises their full potential, our Investors In People – Silver Accreditation underlines GCL’s emphasis on developing it’s staff.

While our three ISO standards confirm the importance we place in our Management Systems (9001), Environmental Management (14001) and Health & Safety (18001).

To produce a quality product for our clients, we must combine superior resources in and efficient and effect manner. Having successfully been awarded ISO 9001 in 2003 and our technical department's persistence at ensuring we have leading edge procedures, we are confident that the way in which we manage the construction process sets us apart from other contractors.

Any build is only as good as the sum of it’s parts:

Labour: of our total workforce of over 700, GCL has a core element which are experienced, committed and loyal, it is these individuals who get the job done. To be successful you must have this calibre of worker in every role whether they be carpenters, steel-fixers, machine drivers. Many of GCL’s core workers have been with the Company for over ten years.

Plant: combing experienced labour with the most up-to-date plant and formwork systems, means construction projects are completed within programme and to the highest of standards. GCL has invested heavily in the most technologically advanced: cranes; formwork systems; static pumps; machines and tools.

Materials: securing the supply of quality raw materials and competitive prices is essential to the timely completion of each project. GCL has formed strategic alliances with the key suppliers within it’s sector. In addition we are prepared to try new approaches/technologies, such as the use of precast columns, whereby shaving days off the construction of each floor.

Environment

At GCL we acknowledge that protecting the environment and minimising out carbon footprint is one of the greatest challenges we face.

GCL can reduce its environmental impact by controlling the consumption of raw materials and minimising the waste produced. We achieve this by:

Planning and control of our projects so as to ensure that the optimum level of resources, be it plant, labour or materials are applied to each stage of the construction process.

Where possible reducing waste, preferable in absolute terms or relatively by promoting recycling, through reuse of materials already used or segregation on site Through education, ensuring that all our workforce understand the importance of protecting the environment by avoiding damage and preventing pollution. ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

As part of GCL’s continuing commitment to the environment, we have been awarded the Environmental Management Quality Standard. All of our internal procedures, have enshrined, the importance of safeguarding the environment, for the benefit of all the stakeholders of GCL and the local community.

Health & Safety

Construction is a dangerous business, it is only by acknowledging this as a starting point for each working day and designing working practise that minimise these risks that our Health & Safety Manager and her team have achieved accident rates which are well below the industry norm.

GCL can reduce its environmental impact by controlling the consumption of raw materials and minimising the waste produced. We achieve this by:

As one of the key measurements within the business for individuals, managers, Directors and at a Board level we fervently believe that there are two key components to a comprehensive policy: firstly to send each worker home safely at the end of their shift; and secondly to provide a working environment which in no way adversely effects any workers health. The quality of the Health and Safety procedures within the business, are independently audited as part of our ISO 18001 Accreditation. At GCL we are not content to satisfy the minimum required and are constantly improving and expanding our systems so that we can exceed the increasingly exact standards placed on us by our clients. Procedures and systems in themselves do not make for a safe working environment. The challenge is to ensure that every individual, working for GCL, understands the reasoning behind the procedure and approaches their work in a manner, which mitigates the relevant risk. To underpin this understanding, GCL has a bi-monthly, in house safety award where individuals who exemplify our commitment to Safety are named and rewarded.

As part of GCL’s continuing commitment to the environment, we have been awarded the Environmental Management Quality Standard. All of our internal procedures, have enshrined, the importance of safeguarding the environment, for the benefit of all the stakeholders of GCL and the local community.