Morris & Spottiswood rebrands Scottish housing division

Morris & Spottiswood is targeting residential and commercial markets across the country with the launch a rebranded Scottish housing division.

The new Crosbie Homes brand launches with a series of high-profile contracts with East Dunbartonshire Council, North Lanarkshire Council (Coatbridge South) and Clyde Valley Housing Association.

Morris & Spottiswood rebrands Scottish housing division

(from left) David Thorn, Peter Smith, Mark Elliot, Steven Stewart

Crosbie Homes will operate under the £100 million turnover parent company Morris & Spottiswood from independent offices in Helen Street, Glasgow.

It will provide new-build, refurbishment and maintenance services as a stand-alone developer in partnership with private and public sector bodies, including local authorities and housing associations.

Crosbie Homes director Gordon Clyne said the new venture is built on firm foundations with key partnerships already formed by the long-established parent company. This includes work delivered for Edinburgh, North Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire councils as well as Ark, Govanhill, Argyll Community, Queens Cross and Glasgow housing associations.

Mr Clyne said: “We are repositioning our housing division in Scotland with the launch of Crosbie Homes. This will function as a lead contractor providing a full range of construction, refurbishment and development services. As part of a well-respected, national construction business Crosbie Homes can offer proven expertise, experience and financial robustness, along with a well-developed supply chain and wide scale in-house resource.

“Our mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to project development by delivering end-to-end, hassle-free solutions. In order to achieve this, we will be further supported by Morris & Spottiswood’s wider operations which centre around Fit-out, M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) and Facilities Management (FM) services. Following today’s official launch we will be actively searching for new partnerships, land and development opportunities. We are also interested in hearing from any commercial agents who would like to represent our properties.”

Mr Clyne said Morris & Spottiswood has a strong track record building high-quality commercial and social housing across the country.

“We have excellent working relationships with design teams, consultants planning departments and suppliers across Scotland,” he added. “This means we can put together highly effective partnerships to deliver projects on time and on budget.

“We have particular expertise in complicated projects on brownfield sites requiring innovative design and cost solutions with high sustainability goals. In addition, we have a strong track record converting, refurbishing and building commercial properties in the capacity of either developer or principal contractor. Our experience in this field extends across many sectors including retail, commercial and health.

“Crosbie Homes will further provide a wide range of refurbishment services from insurance repairs to full building renovations. This includes areas such as roofing and rendering, cladding, CTI schemes, SHQS upgrades, DDA works, multi-storey upgrades and common area and landscaping works.

“We will also be pushing our ‘development services’ on a stand-alone basis or as part of wider framework agreements. We currently work with procurement and delivery partners such as the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), Link Group and Sanctuary Housing Association. Our services include site identification, land acquisitions, feasibility plan development, SHIP proposals, construct-only contracts and design & build.”

Crosbie Homes is a NHBC (National House Building Council) contractor and member of the Homes Builders Federation.

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