North East & Yorkshire


 MGM Ltd

Over the last twenty years, MGM Ltd has become one of the leading specialist property refurbishment companies in the North East.

The company undertakes a wide range of contracts for local authorities, housing associations, heritage organisations and private customers. From private dwellings and listed properties to large-scale commercial public buildings, MGM Ltd is able to take on a project of any size – whilst their expertise also extends to alterations, extensions, conversions and new build projects.

One of their most prestigious projects is the Spring Residential Centre in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Completed in June 2011 on time and within budget, the 18-bed care centre is managed by Key Healthcare Ltd and caters for those living with dementia.

The attractive two-storey centre features ten spacious bedrooms on the ground floor, along with a lift, lounge, hairdressing salon and two separate WCs. On the first floor, there are eight en suite bedrooms, a kitchen and laundry facilities.

Residents also have access to a secluded private courtyard, which offers stunning views of the local coastline.

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Richard Keys, Chief Executive of Key Healthcare Ltd, commented:

“Key Healthcare found the service provided by the team to be of the highest standard. All of the works were coordinated thoroughly, and the assistance through the design, build and contractual stages was excellent.”

MGM Ltd is currently working on a £280,000 project to conserve and restore the Lifeboat House at Seaham’s North Dock for Durham County Council.

Works will include the refurbishment of existing windows and the installation of a pre-weathered stainless steel standing seam roof. Secondary glazed doors will be installed at the entrance to the Lifeboat House, whilst a removable platform will be created to one side of the building to offer visitors a view of the restored George Elmy Lifeboat.

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Further works will include the construction of a new building to house a heritage education, sales and display area. It is proposed that the project will help to develop the economic and cultural potential of the North Dock by creating a popular heritage-based attraction.

Gary Dillon, Director of MGM Ltd, said:

“The scheme has given us a great opportunity to work with Durham and meet the challenge of helping to develop the Dock area. We will also work with the Heritage Lottery Fund (Rising Relics Programme) to provide £50,000 of Heritage Skills Training to the local community through works such as lime pointing and consolidation, removal of render, and woodwork skills.


“Skills for the Future offers training in a wide range of skills needed to look after buildings, landscapes, habitats and museum and archive collections. In addition, it also equips people to lead education and outreach programmes, manage volunteers and use new technology. Its focus is on vocational learning, helping to meet the skills gaps identified by heritage bodies, and on encouraging potential trainees from all walks of life.”

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 Border Stone Quarries

 Border Stone Quarries is a family run company offering locally quarried Northumbrian and Cumbrian red and buff sandstones. Established in 1996, they use modern machinery and traditional masonry skills to provide a range of competitively priced products.

Border Stone Quarries supply natural sandstone for use in a variety of MGM projects.

Lisa Charlton, secretary at Border Stone Quarries said:

“We have a long standing relationship with MGM Ltd and have worked with them for over five years. It’s very important to us to be involved with MGM Ltd because they do a lot of good work.”

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