Morris & Spottiswood Blog

A rich resource for all lovers of poetry…

In April we were awarded the contract for the extension and modification of a unique national resource, the Scottish Poetry Library. This award-winning building re-designed by Nicoll Russell Studios has re-opened with new features such as: ● an events and meeting space ● a recording space ● an extended, sheltered terrace for reading, conversation and [...]


Look on the Bright Side…

We recently completed a £1 million refurbishment of the ground floor wing at Tyne House for Barclays' in Sunderland. Works undertaken included: • New meeting and training rooms. • New floor, wall and ceiling finishes • New lighting installations • Modifications to existing VRF heating/cooling • New Mechanical ventilation The finished offices are now bright [...]


Just what the doctor ordered…

We are delighted to have won a place on a new NHS Framework, covering the following areas: Ayrshire & Arran, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, Forth Valley, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Lothian and Tayside. Our success was built on previous projects expertly delivered for the NHS, such as the Mammography Unit and Teenage Cancer [...]


Trades People of the Future…Year 2

Our partnership with Govan High School in developing their Pre-apprenticeship Training Programme is going from strength to strength. The school and its volunteer ‘Skills for Life’ Development Officer, Peter Crawford, are building on the success of the 2014-2015 programme, which saw 6 pupils out of the 7 who undertook the SVQ in Painting and Decorating [...]


Design & Build – right up our street…

We have just completed the £1million refurbishment of Europa House, Warrington, for Threadneedle Property Investment. This ‘Design & Build’ contract was won through a two-stage tender process. By working closely with the Project Management Team at Workman LLP we were able to develop a scheme that breathes new life into the building and provides 1580m² [...]


Historic surprise at Royal Bank…

We made a fascinating discovery whilst undertaking the refurbishment of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Head Office (Dundas House) in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. The new banking hall floor was to form a very important aspect of the design, influenced by historical images of the original banking hall. But as works progressed to remove the [...]


Spot our vans – Win an iPad!

  Morris & Spottiswood’s vans, with the big blue ampersand and their famous pairings including; ‘Echo & The Bunnymen’, ‘Mince & Tatties and ‘Salt & Sauce’, have attracted attention on the nation’s roads for several years now. However, as we have just invested £1 million in upgrading our fleet, the time has come to put some [...]


Work in the wilderness…

In July, we posted a story on our plans to carry out work for Vodafone at their mast site at Carbreck, on the very, very North Western tip of Scotland. Although this was a particularly challenging job due to its remote location, we are pleased to say the works are now complete and our client [...]


150th Store and more…

Congratulations to the Co-operative Group (Co-op), on the opening of their 150th new store, as part of their expansion strategy. Morris & Spottiswood undertook the complete refurbishment of this newly-acquired store (the site of a former delicatessen) in Edinburgh’s South Clerk Street. And, even if we do say so ourselves, it looks great. Together with [...]


Green Light for Morris & Spottiswood…..

Morris & Spottiswood is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our operations within the company’s sphere of activities, and are delighted to announce our Environmental Management System has just received ISO 14001 accreditation! Morris & Spottiswood are now aiming to ensure that every employee, our contractors and suppliers are encouraged to develop initiatives for [...]