Our company history

The companies that make up our business  have a proud history dating back more than a century.

Morrison Construction was established in Tain, just north of Inverness shortly after the Second World War. The business remained in the hands of the Morrison family until 2000, when it was initially acquired by Anglian Water Group. Four years later the parts of the business that are now Morrison Construction were sold to Galliford Try.

With that acquisition the Galliford Try group became a major player in both the building and infrastructure sectors across the UK, having been formed by a merger of the former Galliford and Try businesses in 2000.

The original Galliford business was based in the Midlands, while WS Try was founded in the South East of England in Uxbridge, where we still have our head office, around the time of the Great War.

A further acquisition of the Miller Construction business in 2014 formed much of the business we know today.

The group had built two strong housing brands through the 2000s and 2010s in Linden Homes and Galliford Try Partnerships. Both these businesses were sold in a £1bn deal to Bovis Homes in 2020 to become the Vistry Group.