Morgan Sindall has completed the merger of its construction and infrastructure businesses.
The new business, Morgan Sindall, has been created following the amalgamation of Morgan Ashurst, Morgan Est and Morgan Sindall Professional Services.
Graham Shennan, formerly managing director of Morgan Ashurst, heads up Morgan Sindall as new managing director.
“Our decision to combine our strengths and multi-disciplinary skills under one roof has been largely customer-driven,” he said. “It comes at a time when all three businesses are increasingly working together in sectors such as transport, defence, energy, water, healthcare and education. The merger makes it much easier and more efficient for our customers to work with one joined-up business which can provide integrated services.”
The new company employs approximately 4,800 people across a national network of offices.
Shennan added: “Our goal is to be the leading construction and infrastructure company in the UK by being the best at meeting customers’ construction needs and delivering exceptional service.”
A new executive board has been formed which brings senior directors from Morgan Ashurst, Morgan Est and Morgan Professional Services into leadership roles within the new business.
They are: Martin Pitt as commercial director; Stephen Scard, managing director of Construction South; Danny Murray, managing director of Construction North; John Jenkins, managing director of Morgan Sindall Professional Services; Chris Hughes, managing director of Tunnelling; Andy Crowder, managing director of Utility Services; and Jag Paddam, managing director of Infrastructure.
The company’s Rail work will be overseen by Jag Paddam and its Aviation sector business by Stephen Scard.
The new business will sit alongside parent company Morgan Sindall Group’s three other divisions of fit out, affordable housing and urban regeneration, which are supported by the Group’s specialist investment unit, Morgan Sindall Investments.