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Thwaites Plc. The Judges Lodging’s

Last week we successfully handed over The Judges Lodging’s, an elegant sixteen-bedroom Grade I listed hotel located within the centre of York.

From start to finish in five weeks we completed the refurbishment of; sixteen bedrooms, a lower bar area located in the basement, a reception area and the ‘monkey room’ restaurant. Due to the excellent work from all Murray & Willis employees that were involved on this project, we are in negotiations with the client to complete further work with them in the future.


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March – Citb 1 day Health and Safety Awareness Training Course

Come and join me on Saturday the 7th March and get this important entry level qualification for construction site safety. 

We have a 100% pass rate to date. All inclusive cost, including resources, certification and lunch. You may be able to claim a grant back from the Citb to subsidise the course cost.

Better still we are very competitive with what we charge £99.00 plus VAT. Spring in to action and book your place.

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RICS Manchester Dinner

Murray & Willis are delighted to announce that we have sponsored another RICS gala dinner which was held in Manchester last week.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this fantastic event and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021!

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University of Birmingham Framework

The University of Birmingham has launched a new suite of frameworks to support its ambitious capital development plans for the next 10 years.

After working with the University of Birmingham for many years, Murray & Willis are proud to announce that we have been successful in gaining a place as a main contractor on this framework where we will deal with projects up to the value of £2.5 million.

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25 Years at Murray & Willis!

A huge congratulations to Lisa as she celebrates her 25th anniversary at Murray & Willis.

From everyone here at Murray & Willis we would like to thank Lisa for the last 25 years, it has been amazing to have you as part of our team. Lets look forward to many more!

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Cricklade Hotel & Spa

We have been awarded a contract located in Common Lane, Cricklade, Swindon.

The works will involve the complete refurbishment of a spa, changing rooms, minor works to the pool hall, the formation of 5 new treatment rooms, a new gym and a new beauty studio. More news will follow as the job progresses.


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Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead

We have been awarded a project working for Cerberus where we will be refurbishing a Holiday Inn hotel in Hemel Hempstead.

The works on this multi million pound project consist of refurbishing the bedrooms, open lobby and academy areas.

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Virgin Active

Last year we completed two major projects for Virgin Active located at both Chiswick and Swiss Cottage in London.

Shortly a case study will be added to our website where you will be able to read about the projects in more detail. Due to our excellent work for Virgin Active we are in negotiations about further work with them in 2020.

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Holiday Inn Bournemouth

We have successfully completed the refurbishment of the 113 bedroom Holiday Inn hotel in Bournemouth, the first ever IHG branded hotel in Bournemouth.

This project involved the complete refurbishment of all bedrooms, an open lobby, a gym and a restaurant. Throughout the entire project the hotel remained operational so a huge congratulations is in order for everyone involved on this project who worked endlessly to make sure the project ran smoothly.

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Chelsea Theatre

After nearly a year on site we have just successfully completed the refurbishment of Chelsea Theatre.

The entire refurbishment was done to an excellent standard which the client is extremely pleased with. Due to the excellent work from the Murray & Willis’s team involved we are in discussions about possible work next year with Gardiner and Theobald LLP.

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Pinehurst Care Home

We have recently completed the successful refurbishment of a care home situated in Bournemouth for ‘accomplish’.

This project involved both the complete refurbishment of an existing two-storey care home with an additional loft conversion. As well as a complete refurbishment, turning the old two-storey care home into a three-storey building we also undertook the installation of a new lift.

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‘The Judge’s Lodgings’

Due to our successful work with Thwaites on previous projects we have been awarded another project for them that began on the 6th of January this year at ‘The Judge’s Lodgings’, a substantial Grade I listed building within the historic city centre of York.

The works comprise of the refurbishment of the existing bedrooms and public areas within the main house at ‘The Judge’s Lodging’ Hotel. More news will follow as the job gets underway.

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We have recently been successfully awarded two projects for Cerberus, located in Eastleigh and Fareham.

Both projects involve the refurbishment of the open lobby and academy areas in Holiday Inn branded hotels. More news will follow as the projects develop.

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Birmingham Properties Group

We have successfully completed another project for Birmingham Properties Group where we converted a former retail unit on the Parade in Leamington Spa into five ‘high-end’ residential apartments.

For further information please view the case study for this project which can be found under the ‘case study’ section at the top of our website.

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Grad 09.07.19

A huge congratulations to Becki for successfully graduating from Staffordshire University with an exceptional first in Business Management.

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UOB Shackleton

We are in the process of undertaking roof repair work to all blocks of the existing Shackleton Halls of Residence at the University of Birmingham. 

In addition, we are undertaking 36 kitchen refurbishments of the existing flats. This project is scheduled to hand over in the next few weeks, where more news will follow.

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UOB Poynting Building Refurbishment

We are in the process of refurbishing the Poynting Building for the University of Birmingham.

The work is over two floors where we will complete a soft strip out and demolitions, this will then be replaced with all new services, partitions, carpets and finally, we will decorate throughout using our own in-house decorators.


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Financial Organisation

Due to our rich heritage working for nearly 30 years within the financial services sector, we are pleased to confirm that we have been successful in securing a number of refurbishment projects for a well-known building society. These projects will be delivered over a two to three-year timescale.

Each project is over a four-or five-week programme and transforms the premises into a modern, high tech building with a strong emphasis around our client’s customer base.


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Charity of the year

We are pleased to announce that from August this year we have chosen to partner with Katharine House Hospice as our local “Charity of the Year”

Our aim is to allow all our team to participate in various activities to fundraise for this local facility bringing us all together and raising money for a worthy cause at the same time. 

As always, we will still continue to support various charities in addition to Katharine House Hospice throughout the year. 

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Murray & Willis are now a Cskills Approved Centre

Murray & Willis are now an approved ‘Cskills’ training provider;

we now deliver the CITB 1-day SSP (Site Safety Plus) , 2-day SSSTS (Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme) and 5-day SMSTS (Site Manager Safety Training Scheme)

Please contact Dave Jackson for available training dates, further information about this or any other of our courses.

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