Gilbert-Ash to launch Ghana fit-out project
by PM Today Staff / 8/8/2017 12:22:07 PM
UK construction, refurbishment and fit out contractor, Gilbert-Ash, has been awarded a near-£400,000 fit-out project on the British Embassy in Accra, Ghana.
Set to commence this month, it is the latest international project by the company for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) with work undertaken so far in a total of 41 countries worldwide.
Ghana is one of the world's fastest growing economies and the UK’s fourth largest export market in Sub-Saharan Africa. The UK is a key partner to Ghana and is committed to advancing continued economic development in the country.
The fit-out project, the first by Gilbert-Ash in Africa, includes interior and exterior refurbishment of British Embassy facilities in the capital city.
A key aspect of the project includes fitting and reinforcement of new enhanced windows and doors in key embassy buildings.
Andrew Whitten, General Manager, Gilbert-Ash Fit Out [pictured above], said: “Ghana is a modern, dynamic country and one of the UK’s longest-standing and strongest partners in Africa.
“We will be working closely with local Ghanaian companies and so far, our team have been very impressed by the level of commitment provided across the local supply chain for this prominent project.
“We look forward to playing a small part in transferring some new skills that we hope will also benefit and bolster the growing local construction industry in Accra.”
Over the last decade, Gilbert-Ash has undertaken a broad range of projects in partnership with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to refurbish and refit British Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions around the world.