Silver lining for Morrison project manager

David (centre) with Nathan Wilson (ITN productions) and TV presenter Hazel Irvine

MORRISON Construction project manager David Wright was honoured at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards with a silver medal for his work on the £12.4 million Whatriggs Primary School and Early Learning Centre for East Ayrshire Council.

David was nominated in the Primary Education category at the London-held awards, where he was one of nine silver medallists out of the 63 finalists.

The Whatriggs project was his first job as project manager. The project combined two primary schools into one modern campus, which is now up and running.

Morrison said that, working with East Ayrshire Council, David and his team “advocated for modern project design”, boosting the natural light and ventilation indoors, while creating more outside natural landscape to maximise play areas.

David said, “I know it is an individual award but I was supported by the whole team. You can’t do something like this by yourself, so everyone played their part to deliver a very professional project. I was determined to prove myself on my first project for East Ayrshire Council and I believe you should always go over and above to get the best result for the client.”

David is now project manager for the landmark £68 million Barony Campus in Cumnock, also for East Ayrshire Council. The facility is due for completion in summer 2020 and will be the largest education facility of its kind in Scotland.