Morrison Construction Signs Supplier Deal with Ryder Cup

Scottish firm Morrison Construction has secured a contract to build two temporary coach terminals for The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in addition to being the preferred partner for any additional construction works.

Published: 13 December 2013

The business is part of Galliford Try plc, the housebuilding and construction group, which has signed an official supplier agreement with Ryder Cup Europe to be the official construction services supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Morrison Construction is one of the leading contractors in Scotland, with an impressive portfolio of projects across the country, including the largest infrastructure project in Scotland for 30 years, the Queensferry Crossing.

Ken Gillespie, Construction Division Chief Executive, Morrison Construction, said: "We are proud to play our part in staging The 2014 Ryder Cup, which is about much more than a sporting spectacle for Scotland. It is already creating a real legacy through business opportunities for Scottish companies and their supply chains and improvements to local infrastructure."

Edward Kitson, Ryder Cup Match Director, said: "We are delighted to welcome Morrison Construction and indeed its parent business Galliford Try into the family of suppliers for The 2014 Ryder Cup.

"The coach terminals being constructed by the firm are key to the successful delivery of thousands of spectators to and from Gleneagles and we are very pleased that, as well as being built to the highest specifications, there is also a high priority being placed on environmental issues while delivering the project."

Key to Morrison Construction's decision to become an official supplier was Ryder Cup Europe's commitment to a sustainable procurement code that places a high priority on environmental issues and seeks to maximise the use of renewable energy, deliver zero waste to landfill, and minimise water consumption through reuse and recycling at tournaments. Already, the innovative approach taken to construct the two coach terminals has saved 88 tonnes of carbon dioxide.