Who we are

Experts in construction

Founded in Manchester in 2007, Urbanise has experience delivering successful construction projects in multiple sectors across the UK.

From new build developments to heritage projects, strip outs to fit outs, and civils to external works, we have the expertise and experience to deliver outstanding results.

Our team of dedicated experts and trusted supply chain partners have extensive experience working on projects of all sizes. Our ability to deliver a wide range of services and scale our operations enables us to meet your needs, whether you require a small or full-scale project delivery. We have a proven track record of delivering complex projects up to a value of £20 million, providing you with the confidence that we have the expertise to successfully manage any challenge that arises.

We have worked on diverse projects in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield, as well as other locations across the UK and, as a result, we understand that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach. Each project comes with its own set of challenges and requirements, so we take a strategic approach every time and have been doing so for over 16 years. If you want to find out more about how we can help you deliver a successful construction project, get in touch.

Meet the team ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯

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


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


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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Richard Sidebottom


Richard joined Urbanise in 2022 taking up a site manager role on a large residential scheme in Sheffield.

Prior to this, Richard worked for the Wilmslow Building Company, taking a lead role on the complex AstraZeneca Sterile Production Plant 6 project.

Richard has worked on many projects for numerous blue-chip clients across healthcare, pharmaceutical, food production and retail sectors.

He is responsible for safe planning, coordination and execution of all site activities.

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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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Shaun Boylan

Construction Lead

Shaun joined Urbanise in 2022, having forged a successful career in construction.

He spent 16 years at Laing O’Rourke, starting as a sponsored student and working his way up to Senior Project Manager. Most recently, he was Project Director at Wates Construction, overseeing projects including the new Sterile Production Plant 6 Project at AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield Campus and ISG, where Shaun was responsible for the delivery of the Liverpool Lime Street Redevelopment Project and the Exhibition Centre Liverpool Project.

Shaun has overall responsibility for the delivery of all Urbanise’s live projects and forms part of the Urbanise senior leadership team.

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Jennifer Hardy

Business Support Lead

Jennifer joined Urbanise in 2022, bringing a wealth of experience from her 17 years as a senior cost and project controller.

She has worked on a wide variety of engineering projects within the food and beverage, pulp and paper, oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. These projects typically ranged from a few hundred to 300,000 professional service design hours, with costs up to £11 million.

Jennifer is responsible for the management of all company applications and processes. She also provides support for the commercial and construction teams.

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Martin Shaw


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


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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Gary Brunskill


Gary joined Urbanise in 2022 and has over 22 years' experience in the industry.

He is skilled in complex refurbishments, having dealt extensively with external scaffold schemes, mast climbers, cladding repairs, lifting operations, and complex and logistically challenging projects dealing with pedestrian/traffic management and public/tenant liaison.

Gary has worked on projects including Manchester University, Port of Liverpool Building, Delta House in Glasgow and Linley House in Central Manchester.

He oversees all aspects of projects, working closely with the site team, managing contractors, dealing with client teams and working closely with construction leads.

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