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Grimshaw Group 70th Anniversary

Although the origins of the company go back further, Grimshaw Kinnear was incorporated as a limited company in 1947, trading as a sports-ground contractor with offices originally in Cheltenham’s famous Promenade.  Still in the same family ownership, and now headed by a third generation of the Grimshaw family, the company are highly experienced Civil Engineers […]

Sports Court Refurbishment

As well as moss and algae killing and deep cleaning  some courts require a little more attention.  Physical renewal of the court surfaces can vary from patching, polymeric binder coat and colouring, re-lining, surface dressing (in the case of a grey-green grit tennis court), rejuvenating/renewing redgra, through to full scale resurfacing. Meanwhile the court surrounds […]

Civil Engineering then and now

This watercolour was painted circa 1949 by W Bruce Smith and shows Grimshaw constructing a new road somewhere in North Wales. Mr Smith was our Draughtsman/Surveyor from 1948-1975 and it was painted on the job unfortunately it would not be likely to happen nowadays aside from anything else everyone has a camera on their phone! Our machines […]

Nostalgia Building Supplies

We have just added handmade bricks to our Nostalgia Building Supplies shop. Blending by hand and selective positioning in the firing kiln all helps to create a beautiful brick reflecting centuries of craftmanship. They are available in both metric and imperial sizes and various colours. www.nostalgia-building-supplies.co.uk Share

Montpellier Walk Cheltenham

Grimshaws are just about to start working on repairs in Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham. The properties in this unique shopping area are separated by 32 caryatids (figures based on the classical models on the Erechtheion in Athens). Two date from 1840, made by the original London sculptor Rossi and the remainder were created by a local […]

Flood Alleviation

Grimshaws were recently contacted by a previous tennis court customer to help solve flooding problems. Following changes upstream in water management, a previously dry stream bed had become awash and eroded 5ft deeper. This then threatened the stability of the garden and the existing tennis court. Grimshaw reconstructed the bed and then used a system […]

Warners Budgens

Grimshaw have a longstanding working relationship with Warners Retail with works including various car park modifications, drainage works, installation of security barriers and bollards and snow clearance. We have just finished work on a series of patching works and re-lining of the car park in Moreton. ‘The resurfacing work carried out by Grimshaws on the […]

Grimshaws Bridge Building and Levelling the Land

Grimshaw have recently completed the contract to construct a new footbridge for Ruspidge and Soudley Parish Council.  We had already established a good working relationship through our previous construction of a Multi-Use-Games-Area. We are now also busy working on the levelling of the football pitch on Ruspidge Road.  The existing pitch has a 10m fall […]

New Tennis Court Quotations

Amongst the options included with our latest tennis court quotations, Grimshaw now offer bespoke timber framed summer houses, gazebos and carports etc. Whilst green oak is the traditional timber for such buildings, these are constructed using pressure treated softwood which looks similar, will last as long, but is not prone to the severe cracking and […]

Grimshaw Consultancy Services

Whilst we are fundamentally a design-and-build civil engineering contractor, working within a 50 mile radius of Cheltenham, we do offer consultancy services covering site survey, design of roads, car parks, and drainage for a wide range of clients including many local authorities within a 100 mile radius. For example we are currently working on the […]