February 8, 2017

Morrison Design Recruitment – Architectural Technician/ Technologist

Architectural Technicians & Technologists

Morrison Design Ltd, Chartered Architects, are seeking to recruit talented, experienced and motivated technicians and technologists to works on a variety of high profile commercial projects in the UK.

Applicants should be qualified to at least RIBA Part 1 or possess relevant Technician/Technologist qualifications and have around 3 years’ experience.

The following skills are essential:

  • Experience and competence in Autocad, Revit, SketchUp and Microsoft Office.
  • Good command of English – both written and spoken.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • A flexible approach to work.
  • Good knowledge of Building Regulations.
  • The ability to travel to project locations within the UK.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

 

The practice has a buoyant workload based around a diverse portfolio of commercial projects in the UK. Attractive salary and benefits package for the right candidate.

Candidates are invited to submit their CV and samples of work in pdf by email to:

 

Mr Peter Newman                          pnewman@morrisondesign.co.uk

or by post to the above at:

 

Morrison Design Ltd

St. Alkmunds House

103 Belper Road

Derby

DE1 3ES

 

Closing date for applications Friday 24th February 2017

 

No agency applications will be considered.

 

Morrison Design Ltd. are an Equal Opportunities employer.


February 3, 2017

Morrison Design Recruitment – Architect

Morrison Design Ltd, a long established Chartered Architects practice based in Derby are seeking to recruit talented, experienced and motivated architects to work on a variety of high profile commercial and technically challenging projects in the UK.

The posts are on a permanent contract employment basis and arise from an increase in current workload. We are a design focussed, friendly practice. We recognise effort and reward achievement.

Applicants should be qualified to RIBA Part 3 : ARB registered and have around 5 years’ experience.

The following skills are essential:

  • Proven experience in leading a small team and managing projects from inception to completion
  • Experience and competence in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Microsoft Office and BIM to level 2.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • A high level of personal motivation and a flexible approach to work.
  • Good knowledge of all legislation associated with building design and construction.
  • The ability to travel to project locations within the UK.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

The practice has a buoyant workload based around a diverse portfolio of commercial projects in the UK.

Attractive salary and benefits package for the right candidate.

Candidates are invited to submit their CV and samples of work in pdf by emailing pnewman@morrisondesign.co.uk

Closing date for applications Friday 10 February 2017

No agency applications will be considered.

Morrison Design Ltd. are an Equal Opportunities employer.


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

To keep up-to-date with Anthony’s journey to the London Marathon 2017, follow us on Twitter: @MDLarchitects

You can also find us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/morrison-design-ltd


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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Morrison Design Limited, Derby’s largest and longest-established architect’s practice.


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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