Morrison Construction wins Best Service prize at GO Awards

Morrison Construction and East Ayrshire Council took home the trophy for Best Service at the at the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2017/18, held at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow last week (25 October).

Published: 30 October 2017
Capability: Building
Market: Education

The GO Awards acknowledge achievement and innovation in procurement and are recognised as the benchmark for excellence in public sector commissioning.

The Best Service Award applauded the achievements of Morrison Construction and its client, East Ayrshire Council, for the design and delivery of the £12 million Whatriggs Primary and Early Childhood Centre, Kilmarnock.

The school, which opened to pupils earlier this year, was designed in collaboration with leading international architects Keppie Design.

Commenting on the win, Eddie Robertson, Managing Director for Morrison Construction’s Central Scotland business, said: 

“This is fantastic achievement for all those involved.  

“The GO Awards are one of the most respected in the industry and I am delighted the team has won in an area that is key for us as a business.

“We work extremely hard to deliver excellence and value to the public sector so that the communities we work in can benefit for many years to come from the facilities we deliver.

“The high praise from the Leader of East Ayrshire Council in his acceptance speech was particularly warming.”

Andrew Kennedy, East Ayrshire Council’s Head of Facilities and Property Management, said:

“We’re delighted for Morrison Construction as the Go Awards Scotland rightly recognise their efforts in procurement excellence on the Whatriggs Campus.

 “We set a challenging brief to create a fantastic school campus, fit for a 21st Century education and, as well as Morrison Construction delivering on time and within budget, their approach to school and local community engagement made for an excellent project.”

Winners will now contest the national awards in Manchester next year.