History

Gee Construction is a privately-owned Chartered Building Company operating in London and the South East. The company was formed by the merging of two long established construction companies Wiggins Construction Ltd (founded 1920) and Gee Walker Slater Ltd (founded 1864), and is also part of the large construction group Headcrown Group plc.

 

Our history spans over 150 years:

 

1864

George Jackson – joiner picture framer and undertaker

1870

Apprentice Samuel Gee

1884

Married George Jacksons daughter – partner in fathers company

1896

Following George jacksons death Samuel took over company and named it Samuel Gee

1909

Samuel Gee and Sons Joinery and general building contractor

First world war worked company

Worked in the manufacture of munitions

Post war

Undertook first housing contracts in Sheffield and derby

1919

Limited company

1920

Wiggins construction founded in 1920 Housing throughout Essex

1921

Took over Walker & Slater now Gee Walker Slater

1923

First contract in London Nurses home North Middx Hospital

1926

Opening London office

1930’s

During 1930’s undertook various high end projects ie offices at the Adelphi, theatres The Saville, the Cambridge and the Leicester square. Luxury flats Brook House and Landsdowne House, Social Housing White City, Honour Oak Civil buildings Hornsey, Poplar and Kingston Upon Thames.

1938

First projects in south Wales a depot and offices at Bridgend

2nd World War

Constructed famous artificial Mulberry Harbour. Airfields and defence works.  Aircraft, ordinance factories and explosives depots. After war, big push in housing and factories.

1982

Gee Walker Slater Joined with Wiggins Construction Limited

1988

London Underground Frameworks from 1988 (Wiggins Construction) to 2012 (Gee Construction)

2002

‘Wiggins Gee Construction Limited’ rebranded and shortened to Gee Construction Limited for the 21st Century

2005

London Boroughs of Merton and London Borough of Sutton School Partnering Frameworks 2005 to 2012

2014

Heathrow Airport Retail & Property Framework 2014 to 2018

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