It has been good to see the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in action during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. We were appointed by Wates Construction to deliver a complex water retaining basement structure for three state-of-the-art pools. After the Games, residents of Sandwell will benefit from the use of a 50m Olympic-sized competition pool, a 25m dive pool and a community pool.
I am a member of a Productivity Taskforce led by British Land and Be the Business. Led by Be the Business and Accenture, the Taskforce was set up around a year ago to look at productivity in the Construction Sector. Other property and construction firms involved in this initiative include British Land, Brydon Wood, Cast, GPE, Landsec, Lendlease, Mace Group, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska and SOM.
We have been a patron of CRASH charity since 2015.
CRASH Xmas jumper day went ahead with a Spanish twist this year at the Morrisroe head office.
So that we could all stay safe as well as operational during the pandemic, the CLC Covid-19 Task Force developed a new set of site operating procedures.
Brian Morrisroe, owner and CEO of The Morrisroe Group has acquired a majority shareholding in CANTILLON, the highly regarded demolition firm, to broaden the portfolio of Companies within The Morrisroe Group.
Morrisroe created of an award-winning outdoor learning space and urban farm at a primary school in Islington last year, and the prospect of doing this again in Barking really appealed to the team.
Aaron Atkinson accepted the challenge to complete in the 2020 Vitality Big Half along with six other runners from CRASH Patrons 8build, Hanson, Knauf, Sto and Fundraising Champions N-Able Group.
We are delighted that our various fundraising activities raised a total of £3,043.43p for CRASH.
Over the years we have run stands at the Angel Canal festival, a community event we regularly sponsor. In 2018 this was a biodiversity workshop.
A packed schedule of canoeing, music round the campfire, cooking, eating and other activities enabled staff from every part of the organisation to reconnect in a relaxed atmosphere,
Mindfulness is now recognised as one of the most useful skills we can develop to help us cope with and even thrive when under stress. By learning about and applying a set of practices we can develop our resilience as well as our capacity to respond positively to situations, rather than allow them to overwhelm us.
Within six months of embarking on a health and safety apprenticeship, Ryan Crane has made his mark winning hearts and minds on site with a fun and engaging wellbeing event.
Morrisroe is delighted to have been awarded the CRASH “Above & Beyond” Award for the Patron company that has provided the greatest value of professional expertise during the year. The Award is given to companies who in the last year have gone above and beyond to help CRASH.
The challenges facing the Industry are vast but the Sector Deal should deliver real change and ensure UK construction remains world class.