November 2, 2016

Morrison Design raise money for local disabled children

 

One of our Architectural Technologists here at Morrison Design, Anthony Page, will be running in the London Marathon, 2017, to raise vital funds for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Anthony is a loyal employee and has worked for us for nearly 13 years. We have seen him run in several charity events in the past to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, including; the Wilne 10K, The Ramathon 2015 and The Brighton Marathon 2015.

The funds Anthony aims to raise in time for the London Marathon next year will go to help many children in the county like Finley Cooper (front left, below) who was provided with a special powered wheelchair by Newlife. Finley, from Elvaston, was in need of an electric wheelchair as this was his only way to be mobile.

Morrison Design employee Anthony will run in the London marathon to raise money for Newlife foundation

Morrison Design runner, Anthony meets Finley and family.

Finley has spinal muscular atrophy type 2 which is a muscle wasting disorder. He was never able to stand, crawl or walk on his own – thanks to Newlife Finley is now able to get around by himself, move where he wants to and play in the garden with his little sister. He can now treasure doing things most people take for granted.

Anthony (front right, above) said: “I ran the marathon last year for prostate cancer so running is not new to me, however I decided to run for Newlife as I have recently become a dad myself. Not many realise the many challenges families face with disabled and terminally ill children, it’s such a worthy cause to run for and if I can help other children like Finley then running 42.3km is definitely worth it.”

Finley’s mum Charlotte Bestwick (top right, above) ran in this year’s London Marathon and raised an amazing £10,000 for children within the county.

Charlotte said: “Running the marathon was great I loved every minute of it – not that I will ever do it again. The main thing that kept me going was that people shouted out what I had written on my Newlife running vest, on the front I put my name ‘charlotte’ and on the back I put ‘Finley’s mum’ so every time someone shouted it out and cheered me on, it would keep me going. Knowing I was doing it for him and for all the people that had supported us by donating but most of all I was dedicated to help others that were in need like Finley.”

Newlife has already helped 359 families get specialist equipment totalling £320,771.  In response to growing demand, the charity launched its Newlife Derbyshire fund – http://www.newlifecharity.co.uk/Derbyshire – to give local people the opportunity to donate to children aged under 19 who need specialist equipment within the county.

All the staff at Morrison Design Limited are very proud of Anthony, and are thrilled to be supporting the Newlife Foundation and taking part in the biggest single day fundraising event in the world.

Anthony hopes to raise a total of £2500 for Newlife foundation. Donations can be made on the just-giving page below.

www.virginmoneygiving.com/pageyant

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October 13, 2016

Westbourne, Hyde Park Now Trading

 

The Westbourne, Hyde Park, London (formally known and referred to as the Royal Court Apartments) was a recently completed architectural refurbishment project designed and managed by Morrison Design Limited.

The proposals were to take the opportunity to enhance the quality and appeal of the property as a whole, and to increase the number of guest rooms in the Hotel from 78no. to 96no. It is to remain as an apart-hotel, with each guestroom having its own basic cooking facilities.  It is not proposed to create any additional floor space; instead, the increase in rooms is achieved through a reduction in the number of multiple room units and a rationalisation of the layout generally.

The project was a huge success and as of September 2016, the hotel began trading and is already operating at near to 100% occupancy. There is an additional phase including the works to the listed building element that is still ongoing and due for completion in December of this year.

Deluxe suite kitchen and living area at Westbourne, Hyde Park

View of the kitchen and living area in the Deluxe Suites at the Westbourne, Hyde Park.

Deluxe Suite Bedroom at Westbourne, Hyde Park

View of the bedroom in the Deluxe Suites at the Westbourne, Hyde Park.

Having established a relationship with the client, we are already busy discussing 2 other possible schemes, where we will be undertaking a full design and management role.

You can view more information about this hotel, and make bookings and other enquiries at their website below.

www.thewestbournelondon.co.uk/

 

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September 20, 2016

Restaurant refurbishment at Morley Hayes complete

 

Entrance view of Dovecote bar

Entrance view of Dovecote bar at Morley Hayes.

Morrison Design Ltd are excited to announce the recent completion of an Architectural refurbishment to the Dovecote restaurant; one of Derbyshire’s best restaurants, based within the Morley Hayes complex.

The project came about following a design brief from our local client to enhance the entrance area, bar, restaurant & seating areas. The design works included a complete re-design of the bar area to create serving points from two sides whilst maintaining an intimate feel. The highly detailed bar is complimented with modern, yet subtle lighting design

By opening up the bar & introducing additional windows into the space, the guests can now enjoy delightful views over the golf course in the Derbyshire countryside.

The adjacent WC’s have also had a complete overhaul; new tiling, sanitary ware & a modern lighting scheme all add to a bright & fresh approach to the design.

The existing entrance area to the restaurant has been enhanced with the introduction of contemporary illuminated signage, granite entrance steps & a modern glass & iron balustrade system. This has given the whole area a lift, providing the guests with a professional welcome.

View of the new Dovecote bar

View of the new Dovecote bar at Morley Hayes

View of main entrance to Dovecote restaurant

The restaurant entrance is enhanced by new modern signage and clever lighting design.

 

Nik Clarke, Associate Director at Morrison Design Ltd says – “Its always a pleasure working with Morley Hayes, a local client that encourages modern design with a traditional feel, now in our 12th year of working together & already working hard on the next project!”

 

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July 25, 2016

MORRISON DESIGN LTD WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES

 

Morrison Design Ltd New Employees

New Employees, Imants (Left) and John (Right).

It comes with great pleasure, to announce the addition of two new employees. Imants Lacs, an Architectural Technologist; graduated from the University of Derby and John Robson, an Architectural Technician. Welcome to the team!

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July 22, 2016

A GOOD MONTH FOR AWARDS AT MORRISON DESIGN LTD

 

You may have been following out recent posts on social media about two of our employees here at Morrison Design and their recent achievements.

Morrison Design Ltd Awards Winners

Award winners, Suzanne (left) and Tommy (right).

Late last month, Suzanne one of our trainees, attended the Peak Awards Ceremony hosted by Derby College. In light of her performance over the last year she was awarded construction learner of the year as well as overall learner of the year. A fantastic performance by Suzanne and her distinction star results at college have secured her a place at Lincoln University where she will go on to study her Part 1 Architecture degree.

Tommy has worked at the practice for 6 years now, and has forged his own part-time study path through his Bachelor of Technology at Derby College and onto his Bachelor of Science at the University of Derby. Upon completion of his final project, he exhibited his work at the end of year degree show, where he was awarded best-in-show outstanding achievement, shortlisted for the Dean Award for Art and Design and received the midlands regional award for outstanding graduating student from the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). Tommy graduated earlier this month with a First Class Honours degree in Architectural Technology and Practice. He now aims to get chartered within the institute to receive professional recognition of his abilities.

We would like to relay, on behalf of the whole office, our sincere congratulations to the both of you, for your outstanding achievements. It is a pleasure to have you on our team.

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