Driving strategic economic growth in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, like the Cotswolds, the Severn Vale and the Forest of Dean. It dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, is the burial place for King Edward II, the birthplace of composer and poet, Ivor Gurney and was the home of the company that designed the first British and Allied jet, the Gloster E28.

Today, it has become a prominent International centre of engineering, finance and manufacturing, with St James’s Place Wealth Management, Spirax-Sarco Engineering, Mears Group, Superdry, Safran Landing Systems, Steinhoff UK Retail, EDF Energy and Renishaw all based in the county.

To capitalise on its heritage, natural beauty and economic success, the GFirst LEP has released the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), which highlights the main areas of importance that will grow the local economy by an average of 4.8% GVA per annum by 2022.

You can download a copy of the latest report by clicking here, but in essence, the development of skills and knowledge of the workforce; the introduction of a several new employment zones; first-class public services and enhanced transport connectivity, particularly around the M5 strategic highway, will ensure the county is one of the most attractive destinations for high-performance businesses to operate from.

The ultimate prize: a wealth of employment opportunities and a higher quality of life for its citizens.

As Gloucestershire grows and prospers, M. Lambe Construction will continue to invest in the Midlands, building the homes and infrastructure needed to sustain this growth.

And we are contributing to its development right now. At St Ann Way, Gloucester Quays our team is supporting McCarthy & Stone with the construction of a retirement development for the over 60s.

We’ve also worked with Miller Homes to carry out civil engineering works for a new housing development at Mickleton, Chipping Campden. The project consisted of section 278 works, plot works for 120 new homes and the installation of estate roads and sewers.

So, if you’d like to work with a civil engineering and groundworks specialist who has been supporting the Midlands’s growth for over 35 years, call us on 0121 554 2108 to talk with one of our experts.