Northern Irish contractor behind National Army Museum revamp sees turnover head north as well
The Northern Irish firm which built the Bartlett’s new school of architecture in London said pre-tax profit rose tenfold in its latest report and accounts.
Gilbert Ash, which also built the 2014 Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, saw pre-tax profit balloon to £1.49m – up from £168,000 – in the year to December 2016.
Revenue at the Belfast-based business also headed north, up from £117m to £148m.
It said its workloads were being driven by work on the mainland, where it has an office in London, and which earlier this year saw its £13m scheme to overhaul and extend the National Army Museum in Chelsea opened by the Queen.
Managing director Ray Hutchinson said: “These results demonstrate the strong growth being driven by our continued focus and investment in the GB market.”
The firm’s fit-out business has now completed work in more than 40 countries, he added.