Morris & Spottiswood awarded cluster contract by University of Glasgow

David Thorn
David Thorn

Fit out firm Morris & Spottiswood has been awarded five new projects through a framework agreement with the University of Glasgow.

The wide-ranging multi-million-pound refurbishment contracts include work to the university’s McCall Building, James Watt South Building, Thomson Building, terraced houses in Professor Square and Level 4 of the Boyd Orr Building.

Morris & Spottiswood operations manager, David Thorn, said the firm will be delivering a broad mix of services from Mechanical and Engineering (M&E) work to bespoke joinery, specialist flooring, fabric repairs, restoration and landscaping.

“These are all exciting projects and ones in which we can showcase the breadth and depth of our services,” said David.

“Work across the five sites will vary greatly from sensitive restorative treatment within listed buildings to intensive upgrade, refurbishment and fit-out work. For instance, the project involving the James Watt South Building requires refurbishment to levels three and six including upgrades to teaching space.

“While a further £1 million refurbishment to accommodation in Professor Square will see an overhaul to a collection of Grade B listed terraced houses. Work will consist of repointing, gutter cleaning, new slates to pitched roofs and Iocal membranes installed on flat roofs. A series of repairs will also be delivered to lead work, stone, timber and metal windows along with lighting protection alterations and internal plaster repairs.”

David said a number of new graduate trainee and apprenticeship roles are also set to be created as a result of the contract wins.

“A further upgrade will be delivered to the anatomy wing of the Thomson Building,” he added. “This will involve alterations to room layouts to improve and optimise the working space, as well as re-decoration and improvement to floor finishes. Work will also include an upgrade of the mechanical and electrical systems within the building including provision for a new air handling plant and associated infrastructure. The new ventilation system will encompass low level extract and downdraft tables.

“This broad range of projects is scheduled for completion in 2017 and will help underpin Morris & Spottiswood’s ambitious growth strategy. These contracts further re-enforce our partnership working with the University of Glasgow, a client we have now been working with for over 10 years.”

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