Covering all aspects

We’re experienced in large scale projects across all areas of design, having completed high-volume design delivery across the UK for all four mobile network operators. Our three-step internal review and approval process means that 90% of our projects are delivered right first-time.

Within each project, we have a representative from our in-house health and safety team, allowing us to self-audit and align processes with those of our clients. This combined approach to design governance and health and safety reviews has ensured a 95% health and safety compliance scorecard for our key clients in 2021, with 94% of site designs accepted by clients as right first time submissions.

our process

Design quality and right first time 

Working closely with the project management and construction teams, our dedicated design department manages all stages of the design process. When required, we enhance our activities through our robust and approved supply chain, utilising industry experts and allowing for scalability.

At project level, our dedicated design and structural functions collaborate closely with the project managers and acquisition, civil, rigging and electrical teams at all stages of design development. This ensures all stakeholder input is considered and approved, end-to-end accountability is maintained, and liability for the overall design is retained by us.

We’re experts in designing to strict planning requirements, with a particular focus placed on thorough reviews of planning proposals by our acquisition specialists, at pre-planning and planning stage. Our specialists advise and support the design team during the planning stage and as the design solution is developed.

We implement early engagement with the structural team and third parties to minimise delays and address areas of further investigation at the earliest reasonable point.

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Depth of analysis and integrity of designs

All structural analysis output follows a similar process when completed in-house, with peer reviews implemented and external ratification provided by our approved chartered engineers, where necessary. 

Our structural engineers collate and review all further investigation output alongside design proposals and outline construction details. This ensures recommendations have been fully captured, with appropriate information incorporated within construction details.

Where additional structural site investigation is required at any stage, this is also managed via our own structural team. Our senior structural engineers also hold all appropriate site access and safety training certification, to allow them to attend and supervise on site.

This collaborative approach continues throughout all stages of the design phase, ensuring a fully considered construction proposal. 

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our process

Maximising planning and minimising construction attrition

We use our defined internal governance and three-step review process to underpin our right first time approach. All site design projects undergo these processes, resulting in a 94% success rate in designs accepted and approved by our clients at first issue.

This process ensures active involvement and contributions from all key areas of expertise within our business, and that construction details contained within the site design have been approved by our specialists in construction, rigging and electrical at prebuild stage.

Feedback obtained from these reviews is channelled through our dedicated project design manager. Any required adjustments to the design are actioned and closed out via our internal design team, prior to finalisation and issuing the proposed design documents to the client.

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extensive experience

Principal designer

We have extensive experience in the safe and timely execution of the design phase of a project, adhering to construction and design management regulations.

Key contributing factors to a safe design phase include:

  • Robust processes and policies
  • Clear instruction
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Guidance and support
  • Utilising the correct skills and experience

Our design and health and safety teams have successfully completed thousands of projects, fulfilling the role of principal designer to our client base since the inception of the company.

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Our large in-house team, supplemented by our specialist suppliers, cover all elements of the design process. This comprehensive approach enables us to consistently deliver a successful and value-engineered solution, every time.

Key contributing factors to quality design include:

  • Robust processes and policies
  • Product knowledge and experience
  • Regulatory knowledge and application
  • Intercompany collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Sufficient capacity to deliver a quality product within SLA
  • Correct skill sets within the QA team ensuring right first time

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What our clients say about us…

“GBC was introduced into the programme to diversify the supply chain.  Their agile adaptable approach has seen them become one of the key suppliers.  They continue to strive to achieve more, constantly reviewing the complex interactions to reduce overall delivery timescales.  The programme is extremely challenging but would be even more so without their support.”

Client Senior Delivery Manager, March 2023

“Thank you to GBC – MAS32 programme – speed of reaction to instruction with initial MS8s in less than three weeks. What’s been going well? The can-do approach and dynamism of the team, HOP closedown plans, data alignment, planning submission volume, MS8 alignment to 4G/5G.”

National MNO Client, Q3 progress report 2022.

“I thought I would pass on my thanks for a great delivery in H1. All baseline targets are hit or exceeded with exception (by 15) of the DD Approve all – that in itself is part of the radio review throughput recovery piece (we can see the TandT clear). Very well done!”

Client Deployment Manager, July 2022

Our clients

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Whether you have a specific project in mind or if you’d like to find out more about our telecom infrastructure design services and how we can help you, we’d love to hear from you.


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