Morris & Spottiswood has bagged a £1.2m contract to redevelop part of Edinburgh Airport’s retail offering.
The Glasgow-based fit-out contractor firm’s project manager, Scott Ramsay, said, “We were tasked with stripping out the existing duty free and retail area and reconfiguring it into smaller retail units for Boots, WHSmith and World Duty Free. We’ve just completed phase one of the retail shell and core works. In phase two we will create six further retail units by the end of May 2016. As part of the project we are removing old ceramic tiles, configuring sprinkler systems to allow individual unit control and putting in new ventilation systems and chilled water systems.”
In addition to Scott Ramsay, Morris & Spottiswood has deployed two site managers, three site supervisors, an administrator and an M&E project manager to Edinburgh Airport for the duration of the works.
Much of the work is being carried out overnight in a bid to minimise disruption to passengers and airport staff.
Scott Ramsey added, “Working in an airport presents a number of unique challenges. For instance, anyone who works in an airport has to go through a rigorous vetting procedure. Then there is the logistical challenge of transporting the materials we need for our projects across the airport campus.
“Adapting to the airport environment and ensuring that we adhere to all the rules and regulations has been key. Our professionalism as well as the quality of our work is what has helped us to secure further contracts.”