Warrington-based fit-out and M&E specialist Morris & Spottiswood, which operates from Garrett House in Birchwood, has enjoyed a strong start to the year after being awarded positions on two major frameworks.
The company has been selected to join a £120m regional framework to deliver schemes on behalf of a collection of Cumbria County Council. The capital works programme covers highway maintenance, schools and corporate property maintenance, new-build schemes and flood prevention works. Developments may also include care homes and fire stations.
The framework is set to run until 2024 and will serve the Cumbria, Carlisle, Allerdale, Eden, Copeland, Barrow and South Lakeland councils, as well as the Lake District National Park and can also be utilised by the University of Cumbria.
Morris & Spottiswood has also been appointed to all three lots of the University of Glasgow’s Minor Works Framework – which cover Building Maintenance Fabric and capital projects up to the value of £3m. The framework agreement comes into effect this month and will run for two years, with an option to extend for a further two years.
Morris & Spottiswood has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Leeds and Warrington, and offers a comprehensive range of fit-out, M&E (Mechanical & Electrical), refurbishment, facilities management, construction and housing services. Its portfolio of work spans a range of sectors including retail and leisure, healthcare, housing, education and commercial.
Jon Dunwell, Morris & Spottiswood’s CEO, said: “A key part of the company’s 10-year growth strategy involves increasing our involvement in public and private sector framework agreements at a national, regional and local level. These appointments are important steps towards achieving that goal.
“We have worked with the University of Glasgow for more than a decade and are proud to be part of their exciting £1bn campus redevelopment plans. Securing a position on the University’s framework gives us the opportunity to grow and develop an already strong partnering relationship.
“Additionally, involvement in the delivery of planned fabric maintenance works on campus will allow us to better organise and coordinate maintenance works with project works, ensuring the university receives the most efficient service possible.”
Both framework appointments provide Morris & Spottiswood with additional security and visibility of future workload. As a result, the company aims to recruit new trainees, apprentices and staff across a wide range of disciplines.
This process has already begun in Glasgow with the appointment of full-time Project Administrator Stacey McLaughlin, who will play a key role in the delivery of services to the University of Glasgow and provide a central focus for the dedicated team we are putting together to deliver the University Frameworks. Further, key staff, many of whom have worked with the University for a number of years, now have the opportunity to grow and develop and move into promoted posts to support our service delivery.
Mr Dunwell added: “The stability offered by these frameworks will also allow us to develop more targeted community benefits programmes, develop our local supply chains, work closely with community groups to support regeneration initiatives, and as stated, grow and develop our own staff, trainees and apprentices via our Learning Academy.”
For further details about Morris & Spottiswood visit the website www.morrisandspottiswood.co.uk
Morris & Spottiswood
Morris & Spottiswood is a family-owned business founded in Glasgow in 1925. The early Morris & Spottiswood workshop serviced Glasgow’s strong industrial base. When the second generation of the Morris family was leading the business in the 1960s, the shop-fitting and construction divisions were built up. The business is now being led by the third generation of the Morris family and has a UK-wide reputation in fit-out, M&E, housing and facilities management, a turnover of circa £100million and employees in offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Warrington and Leeds. The culture of the company has always remained strongly people-centred.