Morgan Sindall to expand with creation of new division

Morgan Sindall is to join its construction business Morgan Ashurst and infrastructure services business Morgan Est to create a new enlarged division under the Morgan Sindall name. Graham Shennan, managing director of Morgan Ashurst, will head-up the new division as managing director. His appointment means that Mark Cutler, Morgan Est’s managing director, leaves the business this week.

Both Morgan Sindall’s construction and infrastructure services divisions delivered record profits last year.

The decision to combine the two divisions comes at a time when the Group’s construction and infrastructure services businesses are increasingly working together on larger and more complex projects in sectors such as rail, aviation and defence. The new division will sit alongside Morgan Sindall’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.

Graham Shennan will head up both Morgan Est’s and Morgan Ashurst’s operations from today and draw up detailed plans for the formation of the new enlarged division.

Graham, who joined Morgan Sindall in 2002, is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has extensive senior management experience in construction, civil engineering, plant and design.

“I am really excited about the development of this new Morgan Sindall division which will enable the Group to provide a more focused and integrated service to clients and our JV partners,” says Paul Smith, group chief executive. “It will also transform the way our infrastructure and construction divisions work together and creates significant new opportunities for further business growth and development.”

Photo: Stratford Station where Morgan Ashurst is working with sister company Morgan Est to deliver a multi-million pound programme of refurbishment works in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics.