Morris & Spottiswood Blog

Ringing the changes…..

Greyfriars building in Coventry Refurbishment We have been awarded a contract to undertake internal staircase refurbishment works for BT at the Greyfriars building in Coventry. This will be our fourth project for BT this year, with works recently completed at Alexander Bain House in Glasgow and Coventry Telephone Exchange, and we are also currently [...]


The Apprentice: You’re Hired!

With a resource shortage felt across the construction industry, Morris & Spottiswood fully believe Apprenticeship Programmes are one the best ways of investing in the future. George Morris, Chairman, emphasised how crucial Apprenticeships are to combat this issue providing real life skills that will carry throughout their careers after their Apprenticeship has ended. Our latest [...]


Apprenticeships aren’t just for a week at Morris & Spottiswood

The National Apprenticeship Week 2017 took place last month, however at Morris & Spottiswood, we focus on Apprenticeships throughout the year. Since August 2015, Morris & Spottiswood have been working with Jobs & Business Glasgow, when we secured a small refurb project at their Bridgend Nursery facility in Gorbals. Jobs & Business Glasgow provide Employment, [...]


Winter Warmer…

Morris & Spottiswood have successfully delivered a £1.75 million makeover for River Clyde Homes that includes the creation of an energy saving biomass heating system. The completion of the project at Cartsdyke Apartments in Greenock, means that heating and hot water for 49 flats and all communal areas is provided by a 210kw wood-pellet burning [...]


Newly Refurbished Leeds Office Opened by the Lord Mayor

We officially unveiled a major refurbishment of our Leeds office this month, with the opening ceremony gaining support from Leeds City Council as Lord Mayor Gerry Harper joined our celebrations. Though we have been operating out of our Leeds office since 2012, this £600k refurbishment allowed us to open up the space on the second [...]



Morris & Spottiswood's Maintenance Division, under new Director John Murphy, have recently started work with the RNLI, carrying out reactive and planned maintenance. We are providing a multi-trade service, to RNLI lifeboat stations, support centres and shops in Scotland South 9 area, with our first job in South Queensferry Lifeboat Station. The RNLI is the [...]


Inspiring City Awards 2016

Last month we were invited to join Govan High School's table at Glasgow's Inspiring City Awards 2016. Nominated within the Education Category was Peter Crawford for his incredible commitment to the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme that Morris & Spottiswood proudly support. There were so many deserved nominees and in this instance, Peter did not win, however it was [...]


Investing in the Future

Morris & Spottiswood pride ourselves on developing and supporting people to achieve their full potential. We are committed to working in partnership with neighbouring communities and supporting local schools, offering work placements and apprenticeships to local people. Recently we have been working closely with Govan High School, assisting them in developing their Pre-Apprenticeship Programme and [...]


High Court B

We have recently completed our latest project for the Scottish Court and Tribunal Service, the refurbishment of High Court B in Glasgow. This £850k project was completed within 17 weeks and consisted of: Complete new M&E package including new AHU Bespoke furniture in main Court area New partitions, ceilings, doors and skirtings Decoration Soft flooring [...]


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Morris & Spottiswood ran another successful coffee morning last month to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care within our Glasgow Office. Staff brought in delicious home baked goodies (and some that were suspiciously perfect), to be enjoyed by all whilst raising money for such a good cause. Raffles and competitions also ran throughout the day. Through [...]