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Interior Fit-Out

GRAHAM inspires the next generation with Erskine House open day

Author: Mark Gibson

Posted: 15 Oct 2019

Image L to R: Mark Gibson, Managing Director GRAHAM Interior-Fit-Out, Sinead Rafferty, GRAHAM Learning & Development Specialist, Michael Graham, GRAHAM Group Executive Chairman

GRAHAM welcomed a group of 30 students to its Erskine House development recently (Wednesday 9th October) as part of an informative open day into interior fit-out.

The privately-owned company initially completed the design and construction of the new eight storey, mixed purpose building in June 2019, before handing over the reins to its fit-out team who are in the process of undertaking a CAT A standard office fit-out, and the full landlord fit-out of the core and ancillary areas.

Works to the property, located on the boundary of Arthur Street and Chichester Street in Belfast city centre, are expected to be finalised at the end of the year.

The students from Ulster University and Belfast Metropolitan College, who were welcomed by Michael Graham, GRAHAM Group Executive Chairman, and Mark Gibson, Managing Director – GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out, enjoyed a unique insight into the multi-million-pound project, which included a guided tour of the site.

Members of the GRAHAM digital construction team were also on hand to demonstrate how digital technology has informed and shaped the scheme from design, through to construction and fit-out.

Recent GRAHAM Academy students then passed on stories of their own personal journeys in the construction industry, and how GRAHAM has supported them throughout their careers.

Discussing the action-packed day, Mark Gibson, Managing Director – GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out, said:

“It was a privilege for us to welcome the students to our Erskine House development. GRAHAM has a strong tradition of attracting the brightest talent and we continue to recruit and develop the best people in the industry. Our commitment to supporting the next generation of construction professionals is reflected in our sponsorship of the highest performing student at Ulster University this year. Many of our team, including Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors, have worked their way up through the ranks with us, and they are now enjoying rewarding careers with a nationally leading fit-out company.

“As Managing Director of GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out, the open day was also the perfect opportunity to showcase exactly what fit-out entails, and to demonstrate the variety of roles available in this fast-paced, exciting strand of the construction industry. I hope the day has provided the students with inspiration to consider a career within interior fit-out.” 

For more information about a career at GRAHAM, please visit www.graham.co.uk/careers