Morrison Construction project wins prestigious award for new transport interchange

Morrison Construction celebrated with its partners as the Galashiels Transport Interchange was named ‘Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year’ at this year’s Scottish Property Awards.

Published: 04 March 2016
Capability: Building
Market: Rail

The awards celebrate the best buildings, businesses and teams in country’s commercial property sector.

The Interchange was delivered by Hub South East Scotland for Scottish Borders Council with Morrison Construction as the main contractor.

Completed last summer at a cost of £5.2 million, the Interchange is the gateway to the new Borders Railway while also forming the town’s new bus station and directing footfall into the centre of Galashiels. It provides passenger amenities such as a tourist information centre, bus and train real-time information and a train ticket machine. Other facilities include showers, changing places, disabled toilets and bike lockers to promote cycling and walking. There is seating and a café on the ground floor with two additional floors of office space and conference facilities. Paul McGirk, Chief Executive, Hub South East Scotland, said: “This recognition is a tremendous endorsement for the collective team responsible for delivering the project so congratulations to all involved. This is our first Hub project in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and we look forward to continuing this successful working relationship in the future.”

Derek Scotland, Morrison Construction Project Director, said: “Our role was much wider than simply delivering the project. We recognised the need to support and work with the local supply chain at each stage of development and enable local companies to benefit wherever possible from the growth of the local area.”

Hub South East is a private-partnership company established by the public sector agencies in south-east Scotland to develop modern and first-class community facilities through long-term partnership working.