UK firm wins £400,000 contract to refurbish British High Commission in Accra

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xcxUK construction, refurbishment and fit out contractor, Gilbert-Ash, has been awarded a near-£400,000 fit-out project on the British High Commission in Accra.

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.

The fit-out project, the first by Gilbert-Ash in Africa, includes interior and exterior refurbishment of the British High Commission facilities in the capital city.

A key aspect of the project includes fitting and reinforcement of new enhanced windows and doors in key buildings of the High Commission.

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, often in environmentally challenging and culturally diverse locations.

Whitten added: “With each project we develop for the FCO, we are acutely aware that the High Commissions, Embassies and Consulates represent the ‘public image’ of the UK. We therefore think of the work we do as being a ‘showcase’ for British skills overseas, so we really give the projects everything, both through a sense of company pride and of national pride.”

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.

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