Five Reasons to Join G&T

If you’re just coming into the job market, or perhaps considering a change of scene, then G&T might be the place for you. To find the perfect fit and be truly happy in the workplace it is often the culture and values of a firm that are most important, rather than just looking at the job spec for the role you are after. Taking an all-round view of your potential new employer will help you make your next career move a great success. Read on to find out the top five reasons why G&T is a great place to build your career…

Our Independence

G&T is a privately owned business and one of the last remaining of its scale within our industry. Whilst we are proud of our 180 year heritage, we are equally proud of the autonomy and flexibility our private status gives us to adapt and change with the times. We listen and respond to the market and adapt to industry demands. We are progressive and innovative as a business backed up by a successful legacy, constantly evolving whilst maintaining our position as leaders within our field.

Our Projects and Clients

Our projects speak for themselves. G&T is a trusted advisor on some of the largest and most exciting schemes across the world, working with a wide range of clients. We believe in building relationships and offer a bespoke service to our clients built on trust. The large majority of our work comes from repeat business with key clients whom we have a long-standing relationship and who value our knowledge and expertise as trusted partners.

The Variety of Work

Here at G&T, we have a firm identity. We offer first class consulting services across cost consultancy and project management in addition to complementary specialist services. Our projects range across a wide variety of sectors including residential, commercial, mixed-use and retail as well as education, hotels, leisure and major projects.

We Take your Career Development Seriously

We recognise the career development of our employees is at the heart of our success and as a result we invest in our people and their development. Our Chartership Programme is highly acclaimed and our success rate for supporting people through their APC is one of the best in the industry.

We believe that the opportunity for career development should never stop. We therefore offer everyone the chance to develop a carefully considered, tailored career development plan and we are fully supportive of each and every employee to ensure their ambition to grow as a professional is nurtured and their potential reached.

Our People Culture

Our people-focused culture means we offer employees the best of both worlds; the bells and whistles you would expect of a company of our size balanced by the intimacy of being a part of a smaller team where every member counts. Our open plan seating arrangement on each floor means no hot desking, our inter-team collaboration provides a strong network of support and encouragement and partners are hands-on and accessible to every member of the organisation.

G&T has a lively social scene including several sporting teams, social events throughout the year and an annual afternoon Christmas lunch for every team. Check out some of our YouTube videos to find out more.

However we do realise, it’s not all about being at the office. G&T has above the average industry holiday allowance with 27 days plus Christmas shutdown and not including bank holidays. We also get a £250 health and leisure allowance, additional last Friday of the month early finishes and 4pm closing before bank holidays, so employees’ quality time with family and friends need not be sacrificed.

If this sounds like a place you want to spend your working week, why not get in touch to find out more? Follow us on Twitter and connect with us using LinkedIn.

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Here East – Project Spotlight

Have you heard about Here East?  G&T is providing cost management services on the iconic transformation of the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centres into over one million square feet of dedicated and versatile space for creative and digital companies in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Read on to find out more about this historic redevelopment…  

The development forms part of the Olympic Legacy plan, where its values are centred on local and Olympic history, combining creativity with inclusivity both in its design and concept. With 500 on-site members and organisations Here East is built with a bold vision- a campus designed into fostering collaboration between start ups and big business.  ‘London’s former home for making’ is a place where innovative products can be developed and technology and creativity can thrive.

Here East, IBC Office – Image by Hawkins\Brown Architects and The Neighbourhood

Due to open in January 2017 the site is already home to BT Sport, Loughborough University, Studio Wayne McGregor, UCL and Infinity SDC. The project involves the complete replacement of the façade including eight million digitally printed dots providing solar shading to the new façade, making it one of the largest digitally printed jobs in Europe.

Earlier this summer it appointed ENTIQ as its partner to help create and run Europe’s largest innovation centre, which will provide 70,000 square feet of state of the art incubator, accelerator and collaborative workspace.  As well as providing a new community destination featuring a landscaped canal side with artisan cafes, shops and restaurants, it will also create over 7,500 jobs including 5,300 directly on-site and a further 2,200 in the local community.

Craig Chatley


“Here East has provided me with an amazing opportunity to be involved in the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The transformation of the existing buildings into a 1.2 million square foot digital and creative campus has been a unique and exciting project and one that I am proud to have been involved in.” – G&T Senior Associate, Craig Chatley.


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Shooting for the Stars – G&T’s Mixed Netball Tournament 2016

Getting involved in team sport is a great part of working at G&T. Sport encourages employees to communicate and collaborate with other members of the firm across all levels of the business, creating a culture of teamwork and inclusivity.

Sports are played across a variety of leagues against other construction firms and also a few of our clients. G&T builds strong internal relationships by holding competitions and tournaments, including the annual mixed inter-floor netball tournament. 

The G&T mixed netball tournament is a great way for employees from across all parts of the business to get together for a bit of fun and friendly competition.

2016 saw four teams and a record 72 players take to the court on a beautiful summer’s afternoon down in West Hampstead. All four teams had a theme for their outfits, which included Army Cadets, Rio Carnival, Where’s Wally and Jungle Safari. Following a round-robin tournament there was a tie between the fourth and second floor which led to a final play-off match. After a close match, with multiple goals and several blows of the whistle, the fourth floor were victorious and crowned floor champions of the tournament.

Player of the Tournament – Tom Beeby 

Best Outfits – The Wallys

Boys v Girls – The Boys (by one goal!)

Check out the pictures and film below to see more from the 2016 G&T mixed netball tournament:

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Faena Hotel Miami Beach- Project Spotlight

The Saxony Hotel has had a makeover! The newly named Faena Hotel Miami Beach is up and running following an extensive renovation where G&T provided cost and project management services. The hotel moves away from traditional ideas, bringing life back to Miami Beach. Read on to find out more about this ground-breaking scheme and the interesting ideas behind it…

Originally built by businessman George Sax in 1948, The Saxony Hotel was the first luxury property to appear in Miami Beach, hosting Hollywood royalty such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. Argentine developer, Alan Faena, employed the skills of film director, Baz Luhrmann and costume designer, Catherine Martin, to transform this hotel into a central part of the $1.25 billion Faena District development.

The project itself includes 169 guestrooms, 13 suites and a Penthouse with rooftop private terrace. The hotel boasts a specialist Cabaret theatre with five additional food and beverage venues, not to mention the lobby décor includes a 24-karat, gold-plated, woolly mammoth sculpture by Damien Hirst. Faena wanted to combine dreams with reality and create a celebration of collaboration between the building itself and the interior design.

The woolly mammoth, courtesy of Damien Hirst

The scale of the project was not without its challenges. In bringing the old Saxony back to life, high end finishes ranging from gold leaf to specially commissioned murals by artist Juan Gatti, were incorporated into the final design. This required procurement and collaboration on an international scale, where G&T undertook factory checks to ensure the end product met specifications before being shipped for installation.

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

One of the largest challenges encountered in the refurbishment was the hidden and unforeseen conditions of the structure. A significant amount of concrete restoration and exterior façade work was required to get the building to completion. In order to mitigate exposure on this work, G&T worked closely with the design team to ensure only essential upgrade work was undertaken and costs remained within budget.

The Saxony Hotel was designed and delivered by an international team of consultants. To achieve this, a significant amount of onsite resource was put in place to coordinate the design, management of the proposal process and a complete understanding of the client vision for this particular ‘one of a kind’ product.

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Construction Industry Summit 2016 – What can you expect?

The annual Construction Industry Summit is being held on the 20th and 21st September 2016 at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel. Industry professionals and government representatives from across the built environment will come together to discuss key trends that will affect the industry for the next 12 months – including G&T partners Tony Burton and Rob Knight who will be speaking over the two day event. Read on to find out more about the Summit and key highlights to watch out for at the conference…

The CIC began hosting the Construction Industry Summit (CIS) in 2015. The conference is an opportunity for the construction community to listen to industry experts and ask questions of leaders from both the industry and Government. With the new modus operandi ‘for industry, by industry, with government’ the conference focuses on industry concerns, asking advice and guidance from the government and discussing options for delivering projects for clients that are built for the future.

In September 2016 the Summit will be hosted by Professor John Nolan, who took over as CIC Chairman from G&T’s Tony Burton in June this year. In his capacity as Deputy Chairman Tony will be acting as co-host at the conference, opening the second day of talks and discussions.

Construction built to last

Across the two days the construction industry will focus on key topics that will affect the market over the next 12 months.

Key themes:

  • The Government Strategy – How the industry can help achieve Construction 2025 aimed at ensuring Britain remains at the forefront of global construction for the future.
  • Procurement and Smart Buying – The importance of updating the payment process to better reflect current methods of payment and future proofing industry standards in line with technological advances.
  • Data Collection and Use – A look into the importance of data collection and how this helps to inform the decisions about the future of the built environment.
  • Skills for the 21st Century – Discussing the methods for attracting and training the next generation of built environment professionals, encouraging creativity within the industry and developing a deeper understanding of construction.
  • Collaboration – The importance of working as a team and creating strong communication links throughout the supply chain.
  • Innovation and Efficiency – How innovation and new ways of working can help improve efficiencies and create value for clients.

Designing for the future


Tony Burton

Tony Burton


Highlights from the conference will include keynote speeches from Dr David Hancock, Head of Construction for the Government Construction Team, Lord Digby Jones speaking about a ‘Post Brexit Country’ and Maggie Philbin, CEO and Co-Founder of TeenTech who was also named as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Technology.

Rob Knight

G&T Partners Tony Burton and Rob Knight will also be taking to the stage to present talks over the two days. Tony will be discussing the need for the industry to implement smarter payment methods and the importance of keeping up with current market trends. Rob’s talk focuses on major projects and how the industry can create better value through efficiencies, collaboration and better procurement methods.


Not forgetting about the dinner that will be held on Tuesday evening, following the first day of the conference. Industry professionals will have a chance to network with experts across the property and construction industry discussing the day’s talks and building relationships with others in the profession. The CIC will also present their Inclusive Environment Award which celebrates exemplar schemes and projects to help raise the standard of inclusivity achieved across the industry.  This ‘Award of Awards’ will select a winner from existing award winners for exceptional and inspired inclusive design in the built environment.

The Construction Industry Summit will take place on the 20th and 21st September at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel.  

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A Youthful Triumph – G&T Unders vs Overs Cricket Match

Getting involved in team sport is a great part of working at G&T. Sport encourages employees to communicate and collaborate with other members of the firm across all levels of the business, creating a culture of teamwork and inclusivity. Sports are played across a variety of leagues against other construction firms and also some of our clients. G&T builds strong internal relationships by holding competitions and tournaments, including an Under 30s v Over 30s cricket match held once a year.

The Unders vs Overs cricket match is a well-established tradition in the G&T calendar and has been held annually for over 30 years. 2016 saw 24 employees take to the field in what was to be one of the toughest matches so far.

Read on to hear how the teams got on from the captains themselves…

The Overs – Tough in Defeat

By Andrew Allbon

“This year the Overs were able to field a full team of 11 qualifying players, all aged over 30. Question marks were raised over the age of some of the Unders team due to ‘light on top’ haircuts and slovenly beards. Nonetheless the Overs emerged looking fresh and ready for a well spirited game.  The Unders won the toss and elected to bat first. The Overs noticed the weak batting line up and gave all 11 eligible players a bowl which allowed the Unders to post a large total of 193 runs.

A good team effort from all bowlers in the Overs, with special mentions going to Chatley (13-1), Bell (8-1) and myself (10-1).

The Unders were clearly worried about our imperious batting line-up and accordingly threw the ball to their strike bowlers to ensure victory by 23 runs.

It was a solid effort with Smith (30), Bell (30) and Ray (13) in amongst the runs. There was a special moment for all involved as M. Poulard (Snr) was joined by J. Poulard (Jnr) at the crease. Spectators were treated to some dabbing shots and quick runs between the wickets from the two Poulards.

It was a tough day for the Overs, who put up a great battle to the end.

…Until next year.”

Unders – Strong from the Start

By James MacDonald Watson

“The big day had arrived, another year of the Overs plotting the Unders downfall and with the recruitment of previous Unders, Chatley, Hay and Bell so spirits were high.

The toss was won and the Unders decided to bat, as a tradition and, after a shaky start from those who had started on the refreshments with too much gusto, the middle and later order enabled us to post an intimidating total of 193, aided by several 25s including Calnan peppering the nearby tennis courts. There was also assistance from the Overs in the field, especially their captain Allbon who shelled a catch and added to our total with two missfields.

With a solid total to protect, the bowlers set to work and strong efforts again from O’Brien, Calnan and Beeby kept the Unders in the lead. Some lusty hitting from the lower order of Smith and Bell kept the game close but any real fighting chance the Overs had was finally extinguished when the ‘Old Master and Young Pretender’ combination of Poulards was dismissed. Pleasingly for cricket my over was given the treatment and went for 14.

So ended another cracking day of cricket, once again one of the highlights of the G&T sporting calendar, played with fantastic spirit and competitiveness throughout. We look forward to the challenge next year as the Unders look to make it five years in a row as champions.

Under and out – (still only 28 despite the dubious hair)”

Overs M.O.M – Rian Smith

Unders M.O.M – Marcus Calnan

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G&T Flying High at Heathrow

Heathrow airport is in its third year of the Independent Fund Surveyor (IFS) development framework. The aviation sector is one of the most diverse in the industry and an important part of developing infrastructure across the world. G&T is assisting clients with airport expansions to accommodate increasing air traffic and creative solutions are being sought to support the future growth of air travel in densely populated and politically sensitive areas.

G&T has experience across a number of key projects around the globe and has given advice on iconic developments such as the Dubai International Airport and the Manchester City Airport expansion. We also provided project management services for the Air India Relocation and delivered several elements of the Heathrow development programme, where we were also appointed as Independent Fund Surveyor for their new framework back in 2014.



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Heathrow Project Spotlight




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