History & Approach

Established in 2016 by Gary & Brian Morton, Kapex Construction is a North East based Principle Contractor delivering an innovative approach within the industry.

Our management team has 150+ years of construction industry experience and is fully committed to the company ethos which is built on a commitment of continued learning and understanding. We strive to find fresh solutions to old problems and we are not constrained by traditional approaches and methods.

Now we have laid the foundations for future growth, the management team will encourage all new and existing team members to follow the same principles. With the right team in place and a strong network of quality suppliers we believe we can offer the highest quality workmanship, on time and at a price that suits our client.

Site Manager

We are a young, ambitious and fast-growing company with some great projects under our belt and a busy build schedule.

We expect loyalty and a commitment to quality from our workforce.

In return we are committed to a training and development programme that ensure everyone in the business is empowered to realise their ambitions.

Current opportunities:

Senior Site Manager
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Key Team Members

Gary Morton
Gary is leading the Morton Group of companies including Kapex, with his entrepreneurial flair, attention to detail and over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry.

A background in successfully managing projects ranging in value £0.5m to £600m, Gary now takes responsibility for costs, quality and delivery of the overall technical program as well as managing individual projects when required.

Brian Morton
Brian MortonDIRECTOR
Brian has contributed to the construction industry in the North East for over 40 years and brings his invaluable experience to the Kapex team leading the core business team to deliver the business budget and maintain value to clients.

A meticulous and dedicated professional, Brian’s has experience in most sectors, although predominantly: Commercial, Leisure, Education, Healthcare and Retail

Shaun Humphreys
Shaun uses his extensive project management experience gained from a diverse career in construction to benefit Kapex and their clients.

His well-respected interpersonal skills, extensive network and experience managing traditional, design and build and PFI schemes ensure unsurpassed project delivery and client service.

Chris Nunn
Chris is a well-known figure in the North East construction industry with over 18 years’ experience working for contractors and developers in delivering a number of successful residential developments and construction projects across the North of England and Scotland.

Chris joined the team in July 2018 and is responsible for sourcing development and tender opportunities in line with the company’s ambitious 5-10 year growth plan.


We deliver contracts for a broad variety of sectors including:


Our commercial work is safe, accurate, fast, responsive and reliable.

From the outset we account for your business-critical needs and plan accordingly. From industrial, warehousing and offices to mixed use developments, we understand the complexities involved in constructing industrial and manufacturing facilities that will accommodate modern production machinery and handling systems. At the other end of the scale, we manage contemporary office builds and sensitive listed building refurbishments, delivering the right solutions – on time.


From hotels, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants and sport centres, we understand how leisure developments can become a vital part of the local community.

We believe this new relationship starts during construction; it’s vitally important to work in a considerate, respectful way. And because we deliver projects on time, you can be confident about setting opening dates and planning ceremonies.


From shop refurbishments to showrooms, retail parks and new developments, we provide a hands-on approach.

When developing a retail environment there are a variety of needs to be met, from local planners and communities to the needs of retailers and other partners involved. We understand the challenges involved in each project, from resolving pre-lets, vacant possession, adjoining owner agreements, transport solutions and time and cost certainties. These areas are always considered to ensure the result is a pleasant environment for shoppers, delivered to the highest specifications.


Our work on new builds, refurbishments and building alterations always meet the highest of standards.

We believe tight project management is especially important when it comes to residential projects, with customers waiting to move into their new homes. During construction we ensure that the site is as presentable as possible, helping to attract buyers. We pay attention to the smallest detail and maintain rigorous standards of craftsmanship.


We understand and enjoy the challenges involved in developing public spaces. From defence accommodation to runways, from hospitals to urban regeneration developments, centres of education and healthcare buildings, Kapex work collaboratively to deliver projects efficiently and on schedule.

We believe with the general re-orientation of the public sector towards perceiving end users as customers, quality of build has never been more important.

We’re expanding

As our company grows, our experience and portfolio follow.

Get in touch and see if we can help with your projects.

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