Morrison Construction is one of Scotland's leading construction businesses, working to improve the built environment and delivering lasting change for the communities they work in. Passionate about their role in providing vital buildings and infrastructure across the country they are committed to the idea that what they do makes a real difference to people’s lives. Indeed, their purpose, vision and values shape their culture, and proactively guides their day-to-day activities whilst keeping them focused on what's important to them.
Industry Leaders in Sustainable Design and Delivery
One of the largest public sector contractors in Scotland, Morrison Construction recognise the lead role they can play in our Industry’s response to decarbonising educational buildings. In 2019 they established their Morrison Construction Passivhaus and Low Carbon Working Group to ensure they were ready for this challenge, and through their projects are paving the way for a greener, more sustainable future.
They have been at the forefront of the delivery of ultra-low energy and carbon facilities ever since, having completed the first fully Passivhaus Certified public sector education building at Blackridge Early Years for West Lothian Council and the Carbon Neutral, BREAAM ‘Outstanding’ £70m National Manufacturing Institute Scotland for the University of Strathclyde. They are also currently in design development on Passivhaus education projects including; Maybury Primary School for City of Edinburgh Council, Faifley School Campus for West Dunbartonshire Council (also to Net Zero Public sector Building Standards) and the Paisley Grammar School Community Campus for Renfrewshire Council. Further, they are currently developing the fully Passivhaus The Art Works for the National Galleries of Scotland, and have recently partnered with Historic Environment Scotland to deliver the refurbishment and extension of their Archive House to Passivhaus / EnerPHit standards.
Suitable Spaces which Promote Inclusive Growth
A people orientated business, they believe they have a responsibility to build innovative, more sustainable buildings which promote inclusive growth and provide inspirational learning spaces. As such, their portfolio extends to 7No. LEIP projects, including the recent completion of the first two LEIP funded projects in Scotland; Rosehill High School, also known as Wallyford Learning Campus, for East Lothian Council and Beatlie ASN School Campus for West Lothian Council.
Striving to connect people, places and learning, an exemplar project is their Lockhart ASN Campus. Featuring a hydrotherapy pool, sensory rooms and outdoor play amongst their bespoke suite of facilities, this modern, state-of-the-art hub is the only one of its kind in Scotland and provides a warm, secure space that will greatly benefit its users and their families for years to come.
However, this dedication to improving the lives of those their projects touch goes far beyond the building’s end-users. Morrison Construction are aligned and fully supporting of the Scottish Governments aspirations in the creation of community wealth. Testament to their contributions to society, they proudly won the 2022 GO Award for Social Value and continue to set an industry benchmark in the creation of tangible, lasting legacies for local communities.
Thought Leaders in Innovation and Digital Construction
As a major Tier 1 Contractor, leading the drive towards a more sustainable built environment, Morrison Construction are at the forefront of many industry leading initiatives developed to drive improvement through better collaboration and the use of new and emerging technologies.
As part of their “Move Left” strategy there is a concentrated focus on creating a more co-ordinated and collaborative Pre-Construction Period to deliver a more complete and robust design from the earliest opportunity. This “builds in” quality at the design stage and supports the development of affordable solutions that can be delivered with real certainty and “right first time”.
Well versed in working to ISO 19650, Morrison are using tools such as Fieldview, Dalux and MagiCAD to support this strategy. This model approach was taken on the highly ambitious Winchburgh Campus, and ultimately led to the project being completed on budget, snag-free and 12 weeks early.
With the belief that the climate emergency is a shared problem that needs a joint solution, to support the industry’s decarbonisation efforts the company are also investing heavily in training and research in low carbon delivery. They are playing a leading role in initiatives with BE-ST around best-practice design and Supply Chain training, and in 2022 they launched their ‘Net Zero Partners’ initiative, aimed to advise and upskill their Supply Chain partners on low carbon, enhanced quality requirements.