Founded in Manchester in 2007, Urbanise has established a formidable reputation for delivering all kinds of construction projects in multiple sectors.

Our success is down to three key skills: expertise in construction, an ability to build trusting relationships and the fact that we always rise to the challenge.

With a dedicated team and a trusted supply chain, Urbanise can scale up or down as needed and tailor the team to the project. We don’t have multiple layers, which means we’re able to respond quickly and our clients have easy access to our key decision makers.

As Urbanise continues to flourish, we make sure our growth is carefully and strategically managed so that year after year we can keep on rising to the challenge.

Over the last few years I’ve found Urbanise to be a highly competent and proactive contractor, with an ability and willingness to take on complex and difficult projects that other contractors of similar size have sometimes declined. Their Operations Director, Matt Kimber is open and easy to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm.

Urbanise carried out two successful contracts on the Miles platting Regeneration PFI project for Lovell. Being very proactive and constructive in the design and deliverability of this initial package, they efficaciously delivered all the groundworks and substructures for the new-build housing. With the success of this, it was evident that the rest of the superstructure should be negotiated with Urbanise.

Working with Urbanise is an extremely enjoyable and proactive experience. Matt and Louise have assembled a great team of experienced staff and sub-contract supply chains who are all passionate about delivering the best possible results. This has been proven on our first project with Urbanise at 2 Express Building within the Ancoats Conservation Area. We would have no reservations in recommending Urbanise to other clients and projects

Urbanise reconstructed a large retail area below the apartments to develop a much sought after unit. Both the developments were project managed from the start to the successful handover completion, in a professional and efficient manner. Each phase was completed to an exceptionally high standard whilst maintaining professionalism by all involved whilst meeting the agreed deadlines and projected timescales.

Our remit to Urbanise was to create a space in Manchester for a professional services firm like no other. The outcome was a private members lounge that wouldn’t look out of place in New York, a rooftop terrace complete with tiki bar, and a series of meeting rooms and creative spaces. All complete within budget and timescales which were testing! Matt and his team was a pleasure to work with and we would recommend them to anyone.

The Urbanise team performed well on a technically difficult project carried out in very restrictive working conditions. They carried out the works with respect to other users and communicating throughout with occupiers, visitors and the on-site FM team. The works, which included some major structural aspects were completed on time and on budget. We were very impressed with their ability to work with us and respond to the challenges the scheme presented.

Over the last few years I’ve found Urbanise to be a highly competent and proactive contractor, with an ability and willingness to take on complex and difficult projects that other contractors of similar size have sometimes declined. Their Operations Director, Matt Kimber is open and easy to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm.

Matthew Kimber

Operations Director

Matthew became a construction technician at age 16 and has been in the industry ever since, covering a range of roles before focusing on project management.

He’s spent time with Kier Group and BAM on work ranging from refurbishing listed buildings such as Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery to extensions and fit-outs for retail giants including Asda. Moving onto Laing O’Rourke, he project managed major projects in both the private and public sector.

Matthew steers the business and maintains and establishes relationships with existing and new clients.

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Stephen Pilkington

Construction

Stephen’s role at Urbanise involves assisting our construction managers in making sure sites are safe and procedures are adhered to.

Whilst at Urbanise, he has successfully completed various NVQ qualifications and has been trained to be a first aider and fire warden.

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Daniel Rolfe

Construction

A graduate in media, Daniel made the move to the construction industry whilst travelling in Australia. On his return to the UK worked as a Joiner across the country fitting bespoke kitchens.

Daniel joined Urbanise during the COVID-19 pandemic to work as a General Operative. Realizing that he was capable of adding more to our team, Daniel was quickly identified as a candidate suitable for mentorship to become a site supervisor.

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Louise Hobson

Project Services Director

Following her Construction Management degree at the University of the West of England, Louise joined the planning department of Laing O’Rourke.

In this role, she worked on many sizeable projects, such as Whitworth Street West apartments in central Manchester, new builds for supermarket giants Asda and Morrisons, and the £350m redevelopment of Anfield.

Louise is part of Urbanise’s senior leadership team with responsibility for planning, document control and design management of projects.

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Dave lnglis

Commercial Lead

Dave joined Urbanise in 2019 after working as a commercial manager and quantity surveyor for a number of main contractors, including Bovis Lend Lease, Buckingham Group and E.ON UK.

As well as all things commercial, Dave’s role involves the administration of the company’s main contracts.

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Hadil Issa

Assistant Commercial Manager

Hadil was born in Abu Dhabi and studied in Syria, achieving a degree in Civil Engineering. Following this, she worked in Dubai as a Project QS on £100m+ schemes before relocating to the UK and gaining her Master's in Quantity Surveying from the University of Salford.

Hadil is responsible for commercial project matters at Urbanise.

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Martin Shaw

Construction

Formerly a joiner, Martin became part of the team in 2015 after working on fitouts across various sectors, including retail, the military and NHS.

He is responsible for ensuring that onsite Health and Safety requirements are consistently met, overseeing the day-to-day direction of projects and liaising with all the right people to make sure the client brief is realised.

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Jack Rushmere

Construction

Having spent time in college studying construction, progressing to reading a degree at Salford University, Jack has worked across the industry in a number of roles.

Ultimately deciding that construction management would be his specialism, Jack works on Urbanise projects managing the day to day on site activities and is responsible for all on site Health and safety.

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