Plymouth based construction consultants celebrate 70th anniversary at two platinum events

Long-established Chartered Quantity Surveyors, formerly known as Gates Construction Consultants, with offices in Plymouth, Barnstaple, and Bristol, rebranded in 2017 as ‘Gates Consultants’ with a new logo and website. Originally established in 1947 by John W Gates in Bridgwater, the practice has evolved to provide a wide range of professional services within the construction industry.

To celebrate the significant 70th anniversary, Gates held not one, but two events for local clients, associates and supporters in Plymouth and North Devon.  The two ‘Platinum Parties’ were held at Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Anne’s Battery, and Taw Restaurant, Petroc College in Barnstaple.

More than 120 guests from the construction industry were welcomed with wine and canapés and networked with colleagues. To give a real sense of occasion, the price of beer and spirits, as charged in old money in the 1940’s, were chalked up on rustic blackboards, and a collection of artefact tools of trade, used by quantity surveyors throughout the decades were on display. Local historians Chris Robinson from the Barbican and Naomi Ayre from North Devon Athenaeum, gave interesting insights into the history of Plymouth and Barnstaple respectively, since 1947.

Serviced from its Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstaple offices, the team of 11 professionals at this award-winning practice, work across the whole of the South West region. The diverse variety of schemes range from: multi-million-pound houses, small community lead projects, skate parks, to large commercial warehouses, with project values from £250,000 - £15m.

Kevin Binmore – Director, Gates Consultants said: “Gates Consultants was established by John W Gates and Fred Turner in 1947, with a traditional Quantity Surveying foundation. We are very proud of the longevity of the business, and felt it was important to celebrate our 70th milestone with clients, associates and supporters at our anniversary events held in Plymouth and Barnstaple. It was wonderful to see so many people at the ‘Platinum Parties’ and we look forward to celebrating many more successful years.”